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    Document Protection (Word 2002)

    Does anyone know what flags are written, and where, to a Word Document Header when protection is turned on? I have an automated process that submits documents to PDF conversion process. When the document is protected AND a protection password is installed, a pop-up opens on the conversion server and causes corruption of the process queue. I can create filters on the process to skip files that have flags set at some identifiable point in the header if I can find out where those flags are written. Has anyone else run into this problem with ActivePDF(s) DocConverter? Does anyone know the location of the fProtEnabled flag?

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    Re: Document Protection (Word 2002)

    You can request a description from Microsoft: HOW TO: Obtain the Word Binary File Format (BFF) for Word Versions 2002, 2000, and 97.

    Word documents are OLE documents; opening them as a binary file doesn't yield reliable results. You must use OLE API functions to read them.

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    Re: Document Protection (Word 2002)

    Thanks for your response to my post at Woody's Lounge. Unfortunately, the software package that I am trying to devise a filter for doesn't have pre-scripting ability. Additionally, the files are submitted from a Lotus container which may be hostile to any VB utility trying to run a pre-submit scan inside of it. This leaves the Binary Filter approach. I have written to Microsoft for the Binary Format, thanks for your lead in that area.

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