Thanks for your suggestions guys. I was under the gun to get this document ready for adjustments ASAP.
The fix was pretty easy…after I tried 1,2,3,4,5 and qwerty…(thanks Rance), I saved the document to html. From there, the password restrictions were lifted and I was able to copy and paste it into a new document.
I guess Mr Roboto didn’t make it clear.
I assume the document was password protected from modification but not from opening. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Alternative methods could be:
1. Use OpenOffice Writer.
2. Save as a different format. I would use RTF as the HTML produced by MS Word is [s:1gqi1d41]crap[/s:1gqi1d41] not very good. IIRC, saved as RTF, you will still need to remove the protection but there is no password to enter. I think that’s how it works but I don’t have MS Office with me to play with!