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Changing Read-only recommended setting on several files at once

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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?
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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.

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Rob.
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By the way, once you have that macro code, you could run it using VBS while each doc is open.

Rob.
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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.

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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
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