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Microsoft Office Doesn%27t Allow Editing On Mac

  1. Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic sensitivity labeling in Office apps on Windows Automatic sensitivity labeling based on content inspection is built natively into Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) on Windows (in the Office 365 subscription version of the Office apps).
  2. If you receive or open a document and can't make any changes, it might be Open for viewing only in Protected View. Follow these steps to edit: Go to File Info.
Microsoft Office Doesn%27t Allow Editing On Mac

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Last updated: 03 Jun, 2020
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After installing Office 365 apps on a personally owned Mac some users get an error that says:

View Only. Your account doesn't allow editing on a Mac. To learn more, contact your admin about your Office plan

This article lists possible solutions to the issue.

First verify that you are using the proper account:

  1. Click Use Another Account and sign in with Eastern email address and password
  2. Alternately, click the Activate button in Word and sign in with credentials.

If that does not work, you can attempt to clear credential caches and reactivate office 2016 for the Mac:

You can attempt to clear credential caches and reactivate office 2016 for mac to see if there is any improvement.

  1. Open finder > applications > utilities > keychain access and remove the following application passwords.
    • Unknown
    • Microsoft office identities cache 2
    • Microsoft office identities settings 2
    • search for all occurrences of adal in the keychain and remove all those entries if present.
  2. Open finder > click go on the top menu bar> go to folder> input the following path: ~/library/containers/
  3. Right-click each of the folders below if present, and then click move to trash.
    • ubf8t346g9.ms
    • ubf8t346g9.office
    • ubf8t346g9.officeosfwebhost

If that doesn’t work the last option is to try uninstalling office 2016 for mac completely then re-install and re-activating office 2016.

Last updated: 03 Jun, 2020
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. Editing available only on screen sizes up to 10.1 inches. Some qualifying plans and all non-qualifying plans have a screen size limit of 10.1 inches for editing in the Office mobile apps. For example, if you're using an iPad Pro with a 12.9 inch screen, you must have a qualifying Microsoft 365 plan with access to the desktop apps to edit files. Most familiar Office Fluent Control Identifiers are compatible with Office for Mac. Some might not be available. For commands that are compatible with Office 2016 for Mac, see idMSOs compatible with Office 2016 for Mac. Support for COM add-ins that use custom ribbon controls: Available: Office 2016 for Mac doesn't support third-party COM add-ins. Getting the 'doesn't allow editing on a mac' Close. Posted by 8 months ago. Getting the 'doesn't allow editing on a mac' Sure this is a common issue. I have installed Microsoft office on my new mac. But I cannot edit anything and am getting this notification. How do i resolve the issue? Have tried signing out.