moderated Re: Jfw and protected view
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Hi, Takis. I have had all categories of Protected View turned off for the last four years without any trouble. I do, though take care about which websites I visit, knowing that protected view isn't the only thing I have to worry about that relates to security concerns. As good as Microsoft Defender Antivirus is, I don't want to walk into the so-called lion's den counting on the fact that I haven't had any security threats up to now.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: Jfw and protected view
I almost completed Curtis’s instructions which were very easy and straightforward. But to be honest, I desisted from completing that when I saw all the caveats concerning files from the internet, etc. For sure, I would be nice not to have to unprotect each file, but I would dare question the wisdom of doing that, and would like the view of people who have a better knowledge on this to advise please.
Cheers to all,
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Bill White
Hi, Curtis. I believe that Tammy also wanted to know how to cause PDF documents to not open in protected view. I will be sending a message outlining this in a separate e-mail.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
The steps below will prevent Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from opening attachments in “protected” view. You only have to do these steps once for each program. If you don’t care much about spreadsheets or slides, then you can just do the steps below for Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Word Procedure
That’s all there is to it for Microsoft Word. If you don’t need to worry about spreadsheets or PowerPoint slides that are emailed to you as attachments, you can ignore the rest of this.
Microsoft Excel Procedure
That’s it for Excel.
That’s it for Excel.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Tammy Freitag
I would be very interested in knowing how to set it up so documents do not open in protected view.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
There is a marked difference between PDF documents as opposed to Word or Excel files. With regard to the latter two types of files, you can unprotect these files after they are opened in protected view. There is a way to set Word and Excel up so that these files do not open in protected view. If you want those details, let us know.
As for PDF files, you can set security up in Adobe Acrobat so that Protected View is not used. However, to be realistic, I can’t recommend a specific solution unless I can get a sample of one of those protected documents—something which your employer would not allow.
I am using the latest version of JFW annual with Windows 11.
My job protects all documents, so every time I open a Word, PDF, Powerpoint, Excel file, protection is enabled.
There is somewhere on the screen to disable all features.
I need to do this, in particular, with PDF files.
If I can’t disable protection in order to convert my file from PDF to Word, can I use Jaw’s OCR feature to read the document?
If so, how do I do this?
On my previous job, Jaws would automatically ask me if I wanted this to be done.
Or will it not OCR the document, since the PDF is most likely accessible, once I enable all features?