Password Protection missing in .docx


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IT-Eric

Please Help! I am using document protection in word 2007 and am having some
odd issues. When I create a template file (.dotx) I have no problems
starting protection, and assigning a password. I then save and close the
template file. When I create a new document based on the template (docx) and
try to stop the protection, Word does NOT prompt me for a password. This
means that anyone can stop the protection. I can open the template file and
attempt to stop the protection and Word DOES prompt for a password. Also, if
I save the template to the 2003 version (.dot) and open a new document from
it, then the password prompt works correctly, so it has something to do with
the .dotx or docx extension. I searched the web and this forum for any
similar issues to no avail. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,
Eric
 
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Graham Mayor

When you assign the password, are you clicking 'protect document' or 'OK'?
You should click OK and then you get a dialog to confirm the passwords. Once
that has been achieved, save the template and close it.

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Tony Jollans

This is a known issue. I can't remember all the details off the top of my
head and I have no idea whether, or when, a fix is likely.
 
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IT-Eric

I click "start enforcing protection" and assign the password, then click OK
and save the template. I get prompted for the password when I reopen the
template file, but not when I open the file as a .docx.

At least microsoft is aware of the issue and I know I'm not crazy.
Hopefully they send out a fix for it soon, this seems like a relatively large
flaw. If anyone finds this fix, please post it here!

Thanks for your help,
Eric
 

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