I have a .doc file which, because of the format it's saved in, Word 2013 opens in Protected view. I can't edit, save, or print it:
I would like to do at least one of those things with this file. I could change my file block settings, but I'm hesitant to do so because I'm sure there's a good reason why this kind of file is blocked. It's one of the only formats that is blocked by default.
(In this case, I am requesting that the sender re-send me the document in a different doc format.)
Why is this format opened in Protected View by default? Are there security issues with this format which I should care about in modern day? Is there any reason I shouldn't just change my file block settings, so that Word doesn't open these in protected view and instead treats them like any regular .doc format?
I've tried searching, but didn't come across anything indicating what the problem is.