Prevent Changes to Password Used for Enforced Format Protection within MS Word 2007
Posted on 2012-08-21
Here's the scenario;
MS Word 2007 document that is password protected (in order to open the document), but then also password protected (to protect formatting of the document itself).
When authorized users need to update the document, of course they click on "stop protection" (enter the valid password), and make the needed edits. Once completed, they click on "Yes, Start Enforcing Protection"...which then prompts for a NEW password.
Most of the time, there's no issues, but every so often someone mistypes the "new" password (we use standard passwords that are changed every 90 days), which then of course creates problems later.
Is there a way to prevent the user from changing the password that is used to protect document? Through code or specific setup of the document?