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By IT Lady ·
Is it possible to create a document which is truly read only and non-printable?

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to NON-PRINTABLE DOCUMENT

What do you mean with non-printable? If you mean ?as such?, there might be possibilities. However, since Windows has the option of taking a screenshot anything can be printed. May-be in small parts, but anyhow you would get bits of text on paper.
So, suppose you make a document with a macro that will disclose the text and remove the printing options, with screenshots one would get the text.
You can make life cumbersome with a background, which is not easy to remove.
Remember: in the MS Office environment read-only just means you cannot make changes and save the document with the same name.
When I forgot to open it with write-options, I would save it with another name. Close the application, remove with explorer the original document and rename the document I just saved with the original name.
A little bit complicated but the fasted way to overcome the small tricks of Mr. MS.
Please clarify what you really want and why? I am afraid there is always a trick around (parts of) it.
Good luck!

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by jereg In reply to NON-PRINTABLE DOCUMENT

Adobe Acrobat has the capability to produce secure documents that cannot be printed or copied. You'll find several secure web sites using this package. That said, if someone is determined to get the information, they'l probably find a way to do it. But for the money, I don't think you'll find an eaiser, more secure product that Acrobat.
Hope that helps.

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by IT Lady In reply to NON-PRINTABLE DOCUMENT

This is exactly what I thought, but rather than spend a lot of time researching, I am glad someone was able to tell me in short order. Thanks.

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