Solved

Changing Read-only recommended setting on several files at once

Posted on 2007-03-23
5
184 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I want to use Microsoft's Remove Hidden Data tool on hundreds of Office files.  I can use the command line to do several of them at a time instead of opening them one by one.  After this is done, the documents all have the "Read-only recommended" option selected under Tools > Security. I want a way to either prevent this setting change or a way to change this setting back on several files at once instead of having to open each one at a time and change it manually?
0
Comment
Question by:wtllp
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
RobSampson earned 500 total points
ID: 18896093
You could use vbscript or a word macro to do this.  Start by recording a new Word macro, and untick this option.  Then you will know what the code is to do that Tools --> Security command.
Then you can add this to the part before you save the file, and see how you go.

Regards,

Rob.
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:RobSampson
ID: 18956145
By the way, once you have that macro code, you could run it using VBS while each doc is open.

Rob.
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:RobSampson
ID: 19153258
Daleoran,

I guess just delete the question....the first reply wasn't made for three weeks on this, so I;m guessing the author may have abandoned this idea.

Rob.
0
 

Author Comment

by:wtllp
ID: 19156903
I am not familiar with scripting, but I did find a program that does a batch of the docs for you and also is very customizable.  It is called Workshare Protect http://workshare.com/products/wsprotect/protect_family.aspx .

Thanks for your responses.

Martin
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Entering a date in Microsoft Access can be tricky. A typo can cause month and day to be shuffled, entering the day only causes an error, as does entering, say, day 31 in June. This article shows how an inputmask supported by code can help the user a…
No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question