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    Document Protection (97 & 2000)

    Is there some method of protecting a document from being modified when sending via Email attachment? Unquestionably, one can save it as read only, or even require a password to open it, but that does not prevent the recipient from copying the doc and pasting it into a new document which then can be utilized in any way they wish.

    I'm trying to protect bids from being modified and copied.

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Document Protection (97 & 2000)

    Not with Word. The best you can probably do is save the document as a protected PDF file, but even then, it could be printed, scanned and OCR'ed to create a new document from it. Or someone can retype it. Also see <post#=263204>post 263204</post#> from 2 days ago.

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    Re: Document Protection (97 & 2000)

    Sorry for not looking for previous posts. Really up against a time line so I didn't look for a similar problem post.

    No question that there are any number of methods of copying, but formatting is far more difficult for the uninitiated. There is one other method that I have thought of and that would be to scan the document and send it as a graphic file. That would definitely force the copier to either OCR it or retype.

    Thanks for near instant response!

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