Solved

Restrict editing on ms word document

Posted on 2015-01-27
6
390 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-28
I am using Microsoft word 2010, I need to restrict editing on ms word document for all users except for a particular AD group. is possible to put exceptions of a particular group
0
Comment
Question by:tapiwab
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
helpfinder earned 500 total points
ID: 40572741
make permission for the file and set EVERYONE read only and for particular group (also maybe for admins) set Full (or desired)

also you can try directly in MS Word document: Review>Restrict editing and choose users/groups who have exception and can also edit the document

From my point of view better solution is NTFS permissions I described as first
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Paul Sauvé
ID: 40573007
Another approach is to share the document on OneDrive and set user permissions (read only or edit) from there.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:tapiwab
ID: 40574712
Thanks for your input, the require is to have a contract document with terms and conditions section which can only be edited by a certain group, other sections of the document should be editable by everyone.
The options does not allow me to enter an Active Directory group, See what i did below

restrictWord.JPG
0
Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:helpfinder
ID: 40574741
if you try to add in format
domain\group like contoso\AllowedUsers
if nothing then try just for one user in such format, e.g. contoso\john.doe if at least this will work
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:tapiwab
ID: 40574777
hi

 it does not accept the group in format domain\group but it does accept the domain\user.

the client does not want to enter usernames one by one because it too much for them
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:helpfinder
helpfinder earned 500 total points
ID: 40574786
then use NTFS permission as I described in first part of my first post
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

This is written from a 'VBA for MS Word' perspective, but I am sure it applies to most other MS Office components where VBA is used.  One thing that really bugs me is slow code, ESPECIALLY when it's mine!  In programming there are so many ways to…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

786 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