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    Security in word docs (Word 2000)

    I have a suite of document templates that I need to make secure from copying or emailing. Likewise I do not want the resulting documents generated from the templates to be copied or emailed. However I do need to make printed hardcopies of the documents and also save copies of the generated documents to my server.

    Is there an simple way this can be done? The Word password system does not seem to offer a solution.

    I wondered if it was possible to create settings in that a macro in the documents would check against to allow the document to open only if that version of was present.

    Can anyone suggest how I could accomplish this.

    Or are there any better suggestions?

    Best regards

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    Re: Security in word docs (Word 2000)

    Generally speaking, it is not possible to secure a Word document against anything except being opened. All other forms of security are weak or nonexistent. You can, of course, undertake various measures to make access more difficult, such as embedded macros or document protection, but all of these are pretty easily defeated. A purpose-built format such as Acrobat PDF is a better bet.

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