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
interpreter)
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.

Martin




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