The "Enable Editing" or "Protected View" Option in Microsoft Word
By default, Microsoft Word will open documents sent via email or from potentially unsafe locations on the Internet in Protected View. By using Protected View, you can read a malicious document and see its contents while preventing it from infecting your computer with viruses and malware.
So, if you see the yellow bar above after opening a Microsoft Word document, please DO NOT click or turn on the “Enable Editing” option on the same bar. This will keep the document in Protected View, which will protect your computer. You may still read the document and print it while it is in Protected View, but you will not be able to edit it.