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Remove the document protection from Word files without knowing the actual password (doesn’t work for files with password protection to open):

  1. Open the Word file in question (doc, docx)
  2. Choose “File”, “Save File As”, and make sure the file format is set to “Rich-Text-Format (*.rtf)”. Close the file in Word (important!)
  3. Open the new Rich-Text file with a text editor (e.g. Notepad or Notepad++). You can do so by dragging and dropping it into the editor window, or choose “File”, “Open File”, and set the file format to “All files (*.*)”.
  4. Find (ctrl-f) “passwordhash” and replace the string that follows with something else (e.g. “nopassword”). Save and close the file in your text editor.
  5. Re-open the modified Rich-Text file in Word, go to “Review”, “Restrict Editing” and click on “Stop Protection” (german version: “Überprüfen” – “Bearbeitung Einschränken” – “Schutz aufheben”). Uncheck all tick-boxes.
  6. Done. You’ve unprotected your Word file without ever knowing the password.
  7. Optional: Convert your file back to its original file format by selecting “File”, “Save As”, and choosing the original file format.

from: http://www.thinkoholic.com/2015/02/16/remove-unknown-password-protected-word-files.

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I used it in an academic paper to replace

  • the APA-Style “<Vol>(<Issue>), <Page-Range>”
  • with the Harvard-Style “Vol. <Vol> No. <Issue>, pp. <Page-Range>”.

That is “, ([0-9]@)((<*>)), ” with “, Vol. \1 No. \2, pp. “…

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A great way to save attachments from multiple selected items in MS Outlook (VBA macro by technet.microsoft.com): https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Save-attachments-from-5b6bf54b.

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