"Permission is restricted for this document. You must open this file with Microsoft Office 2003 or later or Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 or later.."

acecross33 6 Reputation points
2021-03-09T22:45:32.913+00:00

I am trying to open a doc file that I have created years ago. "Permission is restricted for this document. You must open this file with Microsoft Office 2003 or later or Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 or later.." How do I open this file? I have.a Mac 2013 but its software is updated for since spetember 2020.

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,736 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-10T07:41:25.75+00:00

    Hi @acecross33 ,
    What kind of file format are you trying to open in Office for Mac 2013?
    Did this problem appear in all files or a specific file?
    I suggest you check if the file is protected and you can try to send the file to Office for Windows desktop app. Then open it and re-save it as a new kind of file format.
    Try to provide more information about this problem and I'm glad to help you.


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