Close the site button would not be enabled currently. How can I disable editing restriction on a protected Word document? If your primary goal is to edit the Word document, you can copy the Word document's text and paste it into a new Word document and then save the new document onto your computer. To collaborate on a document, first open it, then click the Share icon in the upper-right part of the screen. Open the Word file's properties. Restrict formatting and editing The following are the steps for a second method for helping to stop content reviewers from accidentally modifying your document. What happens next depends on whether your document is stored in your own OneDrive or with OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online.
If your document is stored in SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business: Clicking the Share button pops up a Send Link window. However, if I close the file and then go back into it in Word 2016 it's in read-only mode again!!! Since updating to Office 2016 I can't get excel to open a sharepoint file as editable, despite declaring it to do so. Go to any document library or list. I have had the same problem with files being saved in Read Only mode. In the meantime, please refer to this for workaround.
Steps copied from the above link : Create the below registry key. Doing so will refresh the Word document and remove the read-only protection. Now, as of Sep 17, 2017, it has 127 votes and a lot of comments! Select the content database and go to properties. From the drop-down list, they can then choose to open the file either in the client version of Word, or in the free web version. Click the Go to folder button and you can open the unprotected Word document without editing restriction.
An email is sent to all the recipients with a link they can click to open the document. Also see the nifty new Tell Me feature described below. It's so disappointing that if you use even the most basic of SharePoint functionality i. Additionally, when I try to navigate straight to the document library, by pasting in the specific url into the Open Document dialog, I arrive at the Documents-folder of my local machine. Thanks as always, Oz Got to the bottom of this at last! As soon as I saw numbers before names, I knew that was the problem.
Seriously, no way to turn something like this off is just bullshit. The user can only view the document or download a copy of it. . Whilst this is an obvious work around, I am looping through about 40 files, and have to do this manually in each open instance. As per the above post. Thanks for contributing an answer to SharePoint Stack Exchange! Each location now displays its associated email address underneath it. Windows 10, new install - not an upgrade.
But that doesn't matter; except as noted below, all the tips here apply to whatever version of Word 2016 you're using. When Word 2016 for Windows was first launched, all document sharing was done via the Share pane. You can see what they do as they do it, including deleting, editing and adding text. I also noticed that users with office 2013 are able to open and edit the documents with no issues. Hope this helps you track down your problem. Second, there is a site specific to SharePoint - sharepoint.
As soon as I renamed the document not starting with numbers, it opened normally. To make the title bar blue again, choose the Colorful option from the drop-down list. Here you can send an email with a link where others can access the document. And it remembers the features you've previously selected in the box, so when you click in it, you first see a list of previous tasks you've searched for. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. If you have an Office 365 for home subscription, or you purchased a one-time download of Office 2016, click the Contact Us button at the bottom of this page.
Those who are currently in the document have a colored bar next to their icon. Conclusion Microsoft listens to the end user. After a lot of research I found the solution. Option like New document, Upload document, New Folder, edit document, check out or in, delete document or edit properties will be disabled. So that they can only read in browser. Yes, Microsoft listened to the end users and is proving an update to put things back to normal.