How to Remove Passwords from Protected Microsoft Word Documents
In Microsoft Word 2010, for example, this method didn't work as well for me in Open Office Writer. Instead, it opened as a "Read Only" file in OpenOffice. So, I had to look elsewhere for a solution. The good news is that I have found a solution which works. I went to Jim's Blog. The solution will require that you save the file as an .RTF document and then use NotePad to do the removing of the password protection. I don't know Jim (yet), but I tip my hat to him for figuring out a solution to a problem that has plagued secretaries and other office workers for a very long time. I hope this solution helps you too.