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    Watermark in Footer (2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> All

    I am asking a couple of questions here, so feel free to answer any or all.

    I am looking for strategies to secure MS-Word documents, in different languages and versions of MS-Word. This security should be similar to a digital signature in such a way that if an alteration has been made, the security measure, e.g. signature is no longer valid and evidence of such manipulation is preserved.

    So I can use a digital signature, but...

    1) Where can I get one for cheap?

    2) I need to place a watermark kind of an
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    Re: Watermark in Footer (2003)

    2) I don't have Word 2003, but Word 2002 has a menu option Format | Background | Printed Watermark... You can choose between a picture and text.
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    Re: Watermark in Footer (2003)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Hans

    But that puts the watermark on the document. I would prefer to have it in the footer, or header of the document.

    I was hoping that I could make it small enough to be out of the way, yet visible enough to be noticed. You know walking that fine line of balance.

    Do you think I can make the footer a watermark?

    TIA

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    Re: Watermark in Footer (2003)

    After you have created the watermark, select View | Header and Footer. You can now resize and move your watermark into the header or footer area.

    Alternatively, you can create your watermark manually. It is a WordArt object or picture set to be displayed behind the text (in the Layout tab of the Format WordArt / Format Picture dialog)

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    Re: Watermark in Footer (2003)

    <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> Very <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> Hans <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

    You learn a lot by asking questions here in this Lounge. Wow It never dawned on me that it was a simple WordArt object. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Now I need to spend some time testing what color/font size combo will have the best effect.

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> a lot.

    Wassim
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    Re: Watermark in Footer (2003)

    Word 2003's IRM features are designed to address this need. The Tools>Protect Document feature should have supplied assurances that documents would be unchanged, but, it's all-too-easily-removed. As for "cheap," signatures previously required either a VeriSign/Thawte certificate or a PGP certificate. I have no idea how the IRM works.

    I recently became aware of a MetaData removal product named iScrub that includes a "MetaSealant" feature. This feature locks down a lot of what you can do with the document, and in a brief play, I didn't see a quick way to break it. (I have a sample, but no authorization to post it.) Maybe something like that?

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