office programs' ""enable editing"" protection message (1 Viewer)

neuroman9999

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I know this is only the watercooler, but we can have plenty of discussions about this one. Anyone have any thoughts on MS's ""protectionism"" obsession fro their unknowing customers? I've asked how to shut it off permanently, here (but I think it's just a one-time settings change in the FILE menu if I remember right):

https://www.excelforum.com/office-365/1327119-enable-editing-message-in-all-office-programs.html

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That is done because people blindly proceed where they should not in terms of editing stuff off the internet. MS is doing that to try to avoid any hint of corporate liability if someone successfully hacks some Fortune 500 corporation via a compromised file that contains a subtle macro.
 

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I see. thanks Richard. I think google is doing the same thing. Someone at a US cellular store told me recently that the Android Auto mobile app acts the way it does sometimes because Google is intently protecting themselves from getting sued.
 

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