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Old August 10th 09, 05:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
AR
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Default How do I lock 'track changes'

In Word 2007 - can you lock 'track changes' to make sure noone can make
changes to a document without tracking the changes and also not being able to
'accept changes' etc.?
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Old August 10th 09, 06:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default How do I lock 'track changes'

Well, using the Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane, you can choose
the "Track changes" option. (To display the task pane, click the Protect
Document button on the Developer tab.) But note that this security measure
can be easily bypassed.

For real document protection, you must specify a password to open it (this
encrypts the document).

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"AR" wrote in message
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In Word 2007 - can you lock 'track changes' to make sure noone can make
changes to a document without tracking the changes and also not being able
to
'accept changes' etc.?




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Old August 10th 09, 07:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
AR
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Default How do I lock 'track changes'

Thanks - that solves the problem - however, you also said that this can be
bypassed. How? If I use the track changes option with a password, isn't
that sufficient?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Well, using the Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane, you can choose
the "Track changes" option. (To display the task pane, click the Protect
Document button on the Developer tab.) But note that this security measure
can be easily bypassed.

For real document protection, you must specify a password to open it (this
encrypts the document).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"AR" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 - can you lock 'track changes' to make sure noone can make
changes to a document without tracking the changes and also not being able
to
'accept changes' etc.?





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Old August 10th 09, 07:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default How do I lock 'track changes'

Someone has said that if you can see it, then it will be available for
editing (one way or the other).

Editing and formatting restrictions can be bypassed in the sense that you
can insert the contents of the restricted document into a new file, where it
will be editable. Here's how: Create a new document. Click Insert tab |
Object | Text from File, select the restricted document, click Insert, and
you will get its contents inserted without protection.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"AR" wrote in message
...
Thanks - that solves the problem - however, you also said that this can be
bypassed. How? If I use the track changes option with a password, isn't
that sufficient?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Well, using the Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane, you can choose
the "Track changes" option. (To display the task pane, click the Protect
Document button on the Developer tab.) But note that this security
measure
can be easily bypassed.

For real document protection, you must specify a password to open it
(this
encrypts the document).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"AR" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 - can you lock 'track changes' to make sure noone can make
changes to a document without tracking the changes and also not being
able
to
'accept changes' etc.?







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Old August 10th 09, 08:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
AR
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Default How do I lock 'track changes'

Thanks. At least I know to do the 'compare' with the original..

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Someone has said that if you can see it, then it will be available for
editing (one way or the other).

Editing and formatting restrictions can be bypassed in the sense that you
can insert the contents of the restricted document into a new file, where it
will be editable. Here's how: Create a new document. Click Insert tab |
Object | Text from File, select the restricted document, click Insert, and
you will get its contents inserted without protection.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"AR" wrote in message
...
Thanks - that solves the problem - however, you also said that this can be
bypassed. How? If I use the track changes option with a password, isn't
that sufficient?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Well, using the Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane, you can choose
the "Track changes" option. (To display the task pane, click the Protect
Document button on the Developer tab.) But note that this security
measure
can be easily bypassed.

For real document protection, you must specify a password to open it
(this
encrypts the document).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"AR" wrote in message
...
In Word 2007 - can you lock 'track changes' to make sure noone can make
changes to a document without tracking the changes and also not being
able
to
'accept changes' etc.?







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Old August 9th 12, 12:33 PM
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There are many companies interested in our track consumer behavior. Recently it was revealed that Apple and Android track the GPS locations of users in some versions of the operating system. There are vehicles which are installed in gps car tracking to always be possible to know what their position, not only in the case of auto theft. There are special applications for fleet management or lock tracking, useful for monitoring the location of all devices.
Someone said 'Big Brother'?
 




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