If you have word documents that you want others to be able to view, but not change, you can make those particular documents read-only. Word 2003 makes this very simple to do.
- Open the document that you want to mark as read-only.
- From the File menu, click Save as.
- Within the Save As dialog box, click Security Options from the Tools menu.
- The Password to Modify window will appear. Enter a password to secure the document.
- Re-enter the password when prompted.
- Click OK.
- Click Save.