Application.FileValidation Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns or sets how Word will validate files before opening them. Read/write MsoFileValidationMode.

expression .FileValidation

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Return Value

Files that do not pass validation will be opened in a Protected View window. The FileValidation property is per session only. If you set the FileValidation property, that setting will remain in effect for the entire session the application is open.