I have created a Word file with a password and uploaded to my Office 365 SharePoint site. When I try to open the uploaded Word file in Word Online it gives an Error message. The file is opening after downloaded to my desktop and asks for password.

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Password protected documents cannot be opened within Office Online. You must use the Office client application (Word, Excel, etc.) instead.

  • Thanks for your valuable answer. Is any other way kindly suggest me.
    – azharuddin
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 6:11
  • No, Office Online apps are lightweight and don't give the same full functionality of the client. Commented May 13, 2016 at 11:57

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