Using Chronolator Documents
Protected View

Word sometimes opens a document in Protected View, in which no editing is allowed. You must enable editing if you want to make any changes to the document, let alone use its Chronolator facilities.

If you get a warning like one of these, in which the Protected View warning includes an Enable Editing button, press it and then see Enabling Macros.

protected view sample 1 protected view sample 2

If the Protected View warning does not include an Enable Editing button, click on the warning to discover more information, and continue reading here.

protected view sample 3

The resulting display tells you more about why Word stopped you editing the document and offers the opportunity to change some settings.

In this example, you would press File Block Settings . . .

File Block Settings button

. . . and then:

  • press the circle next to Open selected file types in Protected View and allow editing
  • press OK a few times until you return to the Chronolator document
  • close and reopen the document
  • press Enable Editing as shown in the picture above
File Block Settings option

The File Block settings in the above example are just some of those which can make a document open in Protected View. Other settings which activate Protected View can be found in the Trust Center. See The Trust Center to discover how to open it.

After you have enabled editing in Protected View, you will probably need to Enable Macros. See Enabling Macros for details.