Had a request from a user who would like to edit a word document but the file was password protected.
The workaround that worked is as followed:
- Run word 2010 and then open the password protected word file.
- Now save it as a 1997-2003 document (*.doc) with a different file name.
- Close word then re-open it.
- Open the new renamed .doc file.
- Navigate to the Review tab.
- Click on Restrict Editing.
- Click on “Stop Protection”.