How to make a Word file read-only

Microsoft Word is among the most popular word processors used by millions of people all around the globe. Many people use it daily to write all kinds of things, from notes and diaries to articles and books. No matter what you are using it for, it is pretty simple and the best part is that it comes with a ton of options that you can adjust to make your text looks great. It also has the option that allows you to make your Word file read-only. So, you are working on a file, and you completed it. It does not need more editing or adjustments, and you can make it final. When you are ready to do that, you should make your file read-only. Here, we are going to show you the steps for that. Let’s see how to make a Word file read-only.

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How to make a Word file read-only

To make a Word file read-only, follow several simple steps listed below:

  • Make sure your file is completed
  • Click on File in the top-left corner of the screen
  • Next, click on Protect Document
  • Now click on Mark as final

  • You will see a message saying “This document will be marked as final and then saved”

  • Click OK.

That’s it. Your Word file/document is now marked as saved and is read-only. It can be simpler than this, right?