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    generate an e-mail to me anytime somebody changes my document

    Is this possible? I have documents that live on a shared server, that many people have access to, by necessity. But for a few Excel and Word files, I need to know when they're modified. Is there a way to add something to the file that makes this happen?
    Michael Coleman
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    i don't know if this is quite what you want, but it might perhaps help:
    if you want to preclude people from modifying you docs,you can save them protected wit a password
    in my office 2003 Save>tools>options>enter password (twice).
    anther possibility which comes to my mind (although i DO NOT KNOW how can be implement in s/w,is to attribute the doc as READ ONLY before posting in the site.

    good luck.

    daniel rozenberg.

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    You could put a macro in the documents, but if it attempts to send email it will probably be blocked by Windows / AV.
    You could run a program on the server that monitors the directory for updated files and then send email, but you need admin right on the server for this.

    cheers, Paul

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    you could try a folder sync tool.

    depending on the tool you use, it might have the option to email you.

    or make your own folder to store the file in, and have the 'public' folder separate. manually compare to see the differences.

    if you simply need to know WHEN they are modified, won't the modified time stamp within the file tell you? or is it a problem that numerous corrections could be made in your absence?

    do you have physical access to the server and admin rights?

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