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How to edit password protected Word document?
Thread poster: rjbemben
rjbemben  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:57
German to English
May 24, 2004

My client has provided me with a Word document that is password protected. Unfortunately it's against his company's policy to share passwords, so I can't get an editable Word document. I can't even edit a renamed copy of this document. What is the easiest and cheapest way to do the job?

Do I need to purchase Adobe Acrobat editor to work around this problem? Or is there some way to do this in Trados (I have 6.5 Freelance)?


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Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:57
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try this May 24, 2004

I assume you can open it in a read-only mode, right? In other words, the password protects the document against overwrites.
That happened to me a couple of years ago, and to get around it I simply highlighted the entire text and pasted it into a new document. It worked great!


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xxxchance
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Try to select all+copy+paste it in a new file. May 24, 2004



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rjbemben  Identity Verified
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It worked! May 24, 2004

Many thanks to CBolton and Chance.
I was ready to buy Adobe Acrobat Editor, so you saved me about a thousand dollars. The text, header, footer and even company logo copied to the new blank document just fine!


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