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Calc security prevent document from being copied/moved

asked 2017-03-23 08:10:14 +0100

appreciatethehelp gravatar image

updated 2017-03-23 15:11:08 +0100

Hey guys n' gals.

Just wanted to know if there is a security function on calc that prevents the file from being copied, or transferred onto, say a USB flash drive. Basically I want a security function/functions that ensure that a document I am giving to clients of mine stays with them on their computer for their personal use only and can't be copied, modified (aside from certain cells) or transferred/distributed. Can security functions on LO cover this, or do I need another program? If I do need another program, which (preferably free) program do you recommend?

Also can anyone recommend a good video walkthrough/tutorial on calc security that covers all security functions in detail? Have had a look on youtube but have only found short videos covering certain functions. I have been reading the manual on "protecting content" https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/P... but would prefer a video walkthrough.

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2017-11-09 17:46:34 +0100

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Think about it. You're asking that an arbitrary file can prevent itself from being copied. Which would be independent from the application that created it. So no, no application can guarantee that. Only the target operating system could. What you are looking for is basically an Enterprise Digital Rights Management (E-DRM) or Information Rights Management (IRM) implementation. Look those terms up. You certainly won't find free solutions, neither free as in beer nor free as in freedom.

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Thanks for the direction; I will research Enterprise Digital Rights Management/Information Rights Management.

A question of this nature is fairly incongruous and almost provocative on such a forum as this one, so at the risk of becoming persona non grata I have asked anyway; I have little money and big medical bills to pay, thus I am desperate for information.

Again, thanks for your time.

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2017-11-13 14:00:24 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-11-09 16:21:41 +0100

xoristzatziki gravatar image

This is a question concerning file security and not libreoffice specific.

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Yes, this is true. I just know many here are knowledgable in other areas, and low and behold someone pointed me in the right direction.

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2017-11-11 15:35:29 +0100 )edit
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