Document.ProtectionType Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns the protection type for the specified document. Can be one of the following WdProtectionType constants: wdAllowOnlyComments, wdAllowOnlyFormFields, wdAllowOnlyReading, wdAllowOnlyRevisions, or wdNoProtection.

expression .ProtectionType

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

If the active document isn't already protected, this example protects the document for comments.

If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType = wdNoProtection Then 
 ActiveDocument.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyComments 
End If

This example unprotects the active document if it is protected.

Set Doc = ActiveDocument 
If Doc.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then Doc.Unprotect