I am creating a database that contains links to documents I created in word. When a user clicks a link and the document opens, i must ensure that the document cannot be modified! (I do not have access to Adobe Acrobat Writer!!!) I would like to run my approach by some of the experts here in the lounge and see if i am approaching this in the most effective manner.
1. I create the document in Word and save it as a single File Web Page (*.mht, *.mhtml)
2. The link points to this file and when clicked, it opens in the default browser....obviously it is uneditable!
3. When saving the doc in Word, I add a password. I notice Word 2003 has a new password option that makes a document read-only (like a web page). (This is not the same as a form password, or a password for comments only...etc as the older versions allow!)
4. If the user attempts to open the document in word, it is uneditable (unless they have a password!)
1. Is this a good approach...is there any advice that you can give me to improve my approach?
2. This new password option in Word 2003 - How stable is it? Has anyone had problems with it? Is it compatible with older versions of Word and other word processors?
Tx for any other input. (Remember...I want no unauthorised editing of a document!)