Office 2010 Security: Protecting your files

In Microsoft Office 2010, when files open, Message Bars can alert you to useful information and potential problems with your files. Security Message Bars provide the opportunity to consider the potential security risks that may be in your file, and then the ability to open or read the file while reducing the risks that can occur.

Office 2010 Security: Protecting your files

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson.

  • A Quick Reference Card that you can print at the end of the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand what active content is, and how it’s used in your files and programs.

  • Use the Enable Content button on the Message Bar to allow active content to run.

  • Work with active content in the Microsoft Office Backstage view.

  • Learn about trusted documents.

  • Navigate to the Trust Center to view security settings or to change them.

  • Understand the reasons for Protected View and how to enable editing when it appears.

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Topics in this course

  1. Active content and the Message Bar

  2. Enable active content with the Message Bar

  3. Working with active content in the Backstage View

  4. Trusted documents

  5. Security settings in the Trust Center

  6. What is Protected View?

  7. Quick reference card

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