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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Restricting Access to a Document

Word uses a protocol called Information Rights Management (IRM) to determine who is allowed access to a document. This protocol is used either by an IRM service on a network or through the IRM Service available from Microsoft over the Internet. You identify who is granted access to a document by entering the person’s e-mail address. That person must then use an appropriate IRM service to verify his or her identity, based on the e-mail address, and must download a license.

Restrict Access

  1. On the Review tab—after you’ve completed, proofed, saved, and, if desired, marked the document as Final—click the Protect Document ...

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