MS Word 2007 comes with a built in feature to make the documents read only, once you make a document read only the ribbon is disabled and you will not able to edit the document. It is a very useful feature, but you should enable the feature only when after giving final touch to your document. Here are some simple steps to make your Word document Read Only in Office 2007.
Make Word Documents Read Only in Word 2007
- Lunch MS Word 2007 and open the document which you want to make read only
- Click on the Office Ribbon >> click Prepare and Select Mark as Final
- When you select the option, a pop up will appear as in the picture to confirm you that the the document has been marked as Final
- Click OK and you will get another dialog box telling that property is set to final and typing and editing commands are turned off
After finishing you will see the ribbon features will be disabled and document cannot be edited. To set the write mode again, select Mark as Final option once again from the prepare menu.