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UnProtect Method

Office 2003

Removes protection from the specified document. If the document isn't protected, this method generates an error.

expression .UnProtect(Password)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Document object.

Password     Optional Variant. The password string used to protect the document. Passwords are case-sensitive. If the document is protected with a password and the correct password isn't supplied, a dialog box prompts the user for the password.


Security   Avoid using hard-coded passwords in your applications. If a password is required in a procedure, request the password from the user, store it in a variable, and then use the variable in your code. For recommended best practices on how to do this, see .


This example removes protection from the active document, using the value of the strPassword variable as the password.

    If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then
    ActiveDocument.Unprotect Password:=strPassword
End If

This example removes protection from the active document. Text is inserted, and the document is protected for revisions.

    Set aDoc = ActiveDocument
If aDoc.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then 
    Selection.InsertBefore "department six"
    aDoc.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyRevisions, Password:=strPassword
End If

Applies to | Document Object