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Office 2010 Security: Protecting your files

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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.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; the test is not scored.
  • 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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