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Office 2003 Has Fix Wrapped in a Ribbon and a Bow

Office 2003 offers a nifty way to protect files with the so-called Directory Rights Management (DRM), not to confused with the similarly named Digital Rights Management (also DRM).

It seems that when you protect Office docs with DRM, they can get overprotected. Often, you can't even save or open your own files! Office 2007, which I'm now on and slowly getting used to (I never got used to Office 2003, either), isn't impacted.

If you have these issues, contact Microsoft and get ready to tell them about three Knowledge Base articles that contain all the fixes. You can get all the details here in Kurt Mackie's fine report.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/15/2009 at 1:17 PM


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