Re: Need to write-protect parts of a document...

Subject: Re: Need to write-protect parts of a document...
From: "Mike Stockman" <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "Linda Michaels" <linda1210 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 14:01:41 -0400

It seems to me that your best bet would be to electronically sign the
document, or each important part of it. That is, run the "sensitive"
material through PGP or something similar to calculate a one-way code from
the material. At any point, you can check the signature against the
sensitive section; if even one space character has changed, the code won't
match, and the signature will fail.

This is only useful if your need is not really to "write-protect" a section,
but rather to make sure you know if a section has been tampered with, and
reject it if so.

Hope this helps,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Michaels" <linda1210 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 12:22 PM
Subject: Need to write-protect parts of a document...

> Hi all,
> My company frequently sends out electronic Power of Attorney forms to
> clients via email. Is there a way to write-protect certain
> paragraphs/sentences, while leaving others open? We're currently using
> to do this, because we can write-protect certain cells, allowing clients
> enter their info into the unprotected cells, but the interface is
> intimidating/confusing to our clients. Is there a way to do this in Word
> some other program?
> Thanks a lot!
> Linda
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