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Chapter 28. Addressing Document Protection and Security Issues

Maximizing Document Protection with Information Rights Management (IRM)792
Adding Password Protection to Documents796
Suggesting That a File Be Opened as Read-Only799
Applying Formatting Restrictions799
Restricting Tracked Changes, Comments, and Forms801
Controlling Restrictions for Parts of Documents802
Removing Personal Information and Hidden Data804
Using Digital Certificates to Digitally Sign Files and Macros806
Safeguarding Against Macro Viruses811
Accessing E-Mail Encryption Settings814


With the proliferation of personal computing and the recent surge of networking at all levels, sharing Word documents is more commonplace than ever. With this added increase in document swapping, you need to take an active role in making your information secure. Document security in Word comes in a number of forms. Most people know the importance of employing security measures at the network level, but you can also provide data integrity by securing your information at the document level. For example, you can perform the following document security tasks in Word:


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