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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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Word Document Security

Companies are increasingly concerned about the security of their documents. To this end, Word provides a number of features that offer varying levels of security. If you store your documents on network servers, you can combine Word's security features with the access restrictions built into your network operating system to tailor a security approach that meets the needs of your organization.

Word's security features include

  • Password-protected, 40-bit encryption

  • Document protection that limits the changes that can be made to a document

  • Some macro virus protection

Using and Managing Word Encryption

Word makes it easy for users to encrypt documents using 40-bit encryption, the strongest encryption that may be legally exported. ...

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