Re: New Guy Question - MS Word

Subject: Re: New Guy Question - MS Word
From: Suzy -dot- Davis -at- doi -dot- vic -dot- gov -dot- au
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 11:57:22 +1100

All true - it sounded like it was an internal distribution, rather than an
external, in which case there is a place for macros. I wouldn't recommend
macros be used in externally distributed docs either. But if it's
internal, and if it is sometimes useful for the end-user to be able to read
the hidden text, (but your preference that they don't see it usually) then
a macro is pretty much the way to go.

Who is the hidden text for? If it is of no use to the end-user, or
shouldn't be viewed by the end-user, take it out - create a Distribution
version. A quick search and replace for Hidden text should do the trick in
less than a minute- well you are using Master docs so... make that a minute
per doc


David Neeley
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30/11/04 11:43 AM
Please respond to David Neeley

In addition, you may find such a macro triggers anti-virus software
and creates much more of a problem than it may seek to eliminate.


On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 00:37:14 -0000, Jonathan West <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org> wrote:
>Any kind of macro or
> other security that you try to apply to a Word document to stop it being
> edited or to stop parts of it from being viewed can be circumvented in
> than a minute by any user who is sufficiently knowledgeable and

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