Restrict editing on ms word document

Posted on 2015-01-27
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
Question by:tapiwab
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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
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Another approach is to share the document on OneDrive and set user permissions (read only or edit) from there.

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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

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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

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 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
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then use NTFS permission as I described in first part of my first post

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