count the prints

waqar waheed
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we have a word file, people take prints of the data we have in that file. we would like to count the number of prints taken for the file. first print would be 1, if one more print taken it will add into it and the counter would be increased.
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No easy way to know that as far as I know.  You would have to try and add some VBA macros to the document and when they print using that record a counter in the document metadata someplace.  Could be tricky.

Is this document located on a shared network location that everyone accesses?  Or are there multiple copies of it distributed.  In the latter case it would be near impossible.

Any more details on the environment and problem trying to be solved would be helpful.


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