Ever run into situation where someone sends you a read-only password protected Word document, but wants you to make changes?
Here’s how to crack it if you are using the newer versions of Word:
If you are using office XP or 2003, you can change the view to HTML-Code using Microsoft Script-Editor by pressing the [Alt]+[Shift]+[F11] key combination.
Search for “Password” and you will find something like this:-
To remove the protection:-
Just remove those two lines, and after saving the document, the protection is gone.
To remove the password:-
replace the Password, here “19E8E61E”, with “00000000?, save the Document and close “Script-Editor”.
Alternative you can save your document as .html and use a html-Editor