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how to disable save/copy in msword

By jnasir1 ·
I am managing a 100 node lan. Lan users want that MSWORD files shared by them for READ only shall not be possible to save or copy on clipboard by other users due to security.
If any body can help me.
Jamal

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by Gigelul In reply to how to disable save/copy ...

Hi,
If I understand correct, you want to give read only rights to users, without posibility for copy or save as.
The only solutions that I know is using the Acrobat for conversion of the documents in PDF format. Acrobat can add different security features for its documents.

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by missscooter In reply to how to disable save/copy ...

Use Protect Document in the tools menu. Choose the 'Forms' option and set a password.

Anyone can still use the save as command but regardless they will not be able to copy anything.

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by jnasir1 In reply to how to disable save/copy ...

User can still save the contents on its harddisk.

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by AB6 In reply to how to disable save/copy ...

You have a serious problem on your hands because you have conflicting and contradictory goals. If a person can read the file then there are things they can "do" with it. No matter what sort of security you implement, if I can see the document I can find a way to copy it. I can take a screen shot even if everything else is disabled.

So, the real issue is a matter of employee security. Only give access to employees who are trusted to keep the information confidential. If you don't trust them, they should not have access to sensitive data.

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by maxwell edison In reply to how to disable save/copy ...

Convert the file to a PDF format

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by Expansus In reply to how to disable save/copy ...

... you can use a WORD-Viewer, but disabling "Save" or copy to clipboard seems to be impossible...

The only serious way is pdf-file with restricted rights ...

In a case of Dilbertism I would recommend: Install the message / paper as Screen-Saver, if somebody hits any key, the whole thing will disappear ... ;-)

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