Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    342
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Kill file after print. (2003)

    I want to make sure my client only prints a certain number of copies of my document - say, 10. Then I want to prevent printing any more and delete the file automatically.
    How would I do this?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Kill file after print. (2003)

    That would require macro code, but the client could easily circumvent it:
    - Disable macros when opening the document.
    - Create a new copy of the document each time (s)he wants to print it, or retrieve a copy from backup.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Kill file after print. (2003)

    You probably need to use a digital rights management (DRM) or information rights managment (IRM) or... other buzzword of the moment... tool. These "lock" the document and provide only the functionality you specify (although if someone were to print to PDF, they might be able to break out of your system...).

    Microsoft has integrated something into Office 2003, but I have not paid close attention to what it does. You can read more about it here: Information Rights Management in Microsoft Office 2003

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Kill file after print. (2003)

    You could just print 10 copies yourself and send them - but even that doesn't stop the customer making photocopies!

    StuartR

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •