RE: Making Word documents dead-only?

Subject: RE: Making Word documents dead-only?
From: "Smith, Martin" <martin -dot- smith -at- encorp -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:14:16 -0600

I always have to find a way when someone says that something can't be done.
If you want to distribute a document and ensure that it remains read only
you could do the following:
1) Print the document to PostScript.
2) Open the PostScript code in GhostScript (a shareware PostScript
3) Use GhostScript to produce a 72 dpi bitmap image of each page.
4) Use Acrobat to create a PDF file from the bitmapped pages.

An extreme solution? Perhaps. It all depends on the seriousness of the need
to distribute an electronic document that can't be hacked and edited.


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