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    Password Protection lost when opened in WordPad (Word2000 SR1a / Windows 2000)

    Password protected a Word document so that it could not be revised in any way so that it can be emailed to another location. However, as a test, I opened it in WordPad and found that the document popped right open, fully formatted and that I could revise to my heart's content. Is that supposed to happen? Or am I dealing with a bug on our setup?

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    Re: Password Protection lost when opened in WordPad (Word2000 SR1a / Windo

    How did you password protect it?

    If you used the Tools/Proctect document method then there really is no security in that method. All one has to do is insert the contents of the file into another and the password is by-passed.

    Best to use a PDF format instead.
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    Re: Password Protection lost when opened in WordPad (Word2000 SR1a / Windo

    You need to choose File|Save As|Tools (Button)|General|Password to Open and uncheck the Read Only Recommended box, supply the password twice and then save the document.

    Such document if opened in WOrdPad, gives message "Unexpected error ..."

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    Re: Password Protection lost when opened in WordPad (Word2000 SR1a / Windo

    The problem with this is someone can still open the file and use Save As to create a modified copy of it. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
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