Importing a password protected word file
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Stefanie Reinhold  Identity Verified
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Jul 10, 2012

Hello! Customer provided a password protected word file, I do have the password.

Now I am having difficulty importing it into Deja Vu. I also cannot seem to save it in another format that is then not password protected or remove the password protection.

I have Word 2007, the file is a 97-2003 format.

Any ideas? Thanks.


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Vincent Zhou  Identity Verified
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encrypt/decrypt file Jul 10, 2012

Hi,

You may click the icon at the top left corner, then go to Word Options - Prepare - Encrypt/Decrypt file. Hope it works.

Vincent


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Stefanie Reinhold  Identity Verified
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removing password did not work Jul 10, 2012

Thanks, Vincent! I tried that but the password does not show up in the field, it is empty.

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Vincent Zhou  Identity Verified
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Another way Jul 10, 2012

Save as --- word file --- tools (at bottom) --- general tab --- delete password

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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Save as Word XML, then remove the hashes... Jul 10, 2012

Stefani Harper wrote:

Hello! Customer provided a password protected word file, I do have the password.

Now I am having difficulty importing it into Deja Vu. I also cannot seem to save it in another format that is then not password protected or remove the password protection.

I have Word 2007, the file is a 97-2003 format.


You can also save as Word XML and use some decent text editor kinda Notepad++ or similar.

In MS Word 2003 XML, the hash can be found after the string w:unprotectPassword, then you have an eight number value.
Replace the password hash with "00000000" (eight zeros), then unprotect the document using a blank password.

In MS Word 2007 and 2010 XML, you should simply remove the section like below:
<w:documentProtection w:edit="readOnly" w:enforcement="1"
w:cryptProviderType="rsaFull" w:cryptAlgorithmClass="hash"
w:cryptAlgorithmType="typeAny" w:cryptAlgorithmSid="4"
w:cryptSpinCount="100000" w:hash="YbweVdqHWHz3FAf+fO6/QmtaEgM="
w:salt="SbxiUfQet+xZRZaKmHU8PQ=="/>


Save back the document as Word and enjoy

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2012-07-10 06:41 GMT]


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