The project that I am working on right now is using Microsoft SharePoint. It has some convenient features, but I absolutely hate how it does change control for documents. Maybe I just don’t know how to use it. Anyway, a common problem we are having is documents are staying “Reserved By” people who have left the project, and our only option is to open them as Read Only. If those documents are then saved using SAVE AS… so we can create a new version, the save as is password protected too. Highly annoying.
Here is the solution (I apologize for losing the source of this tip – I will add it and pictures when I can)
- Go to File > Save As…
- On the top right of the window, there will be a Tools option. Click this, and choose Security Options…
- Delete the password and uncheck the Read-only recommended checkbox
- Save the document
You do still have to Save As… the document, but you can always rename the document once the password is removed