Correctly Protecting a Word 2003 Document
Posted on 2007-04-03
I want to protect a word 2003 document, so that the recipient can open the file, read the file without using a password. (the password would be required for the creator if any changes are to be made)
But they do not have permission to modify the document...
I then used this method
On the Tools menu, click Protect Document. The Protect Document task pane opens.
Check Formatting restrictions
Check Editing restrictions
Click Start Enforcement Button
Entered a Password, Save the file
It works, its great!... but....
If the user opens the protected document in Word , and Selects All (CTRL-A), copy and Paste to a new Blank Document the Complete text and formatting of the Protected document is then copied..
This is not a Protection.
Any ideas how to limit the copy and Paste.
I know you can restrict such things in PDF (via Acrobat), but how do you do this with a .DOC document using Word 2003