Computer help ! M/soft word.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Can someone please help me with setting up a 'read only' document so it cannot be edited by anyone who opens it please ?

    I've somehow "lost" half my bloody c.v. !! And I don't want to keep having to redo it if it happens again.


  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    In MS Word...

    Tools > Protect document...

    Select the read only option, set a password and even if Bob is your uncle, he won't be able to mess up your doc.
  3. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    There is no foolproof way, passwords are easily bypassed. Print it to a PDF document if you can, cant be changed and will look identical on any computer. A word doc may look quite different on another computer than on yours.
  4. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    But for a quick and easy way of preventing most people from doing anything to your document...
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what redfox said, use openoffice it can do it
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Presume if you've lost it, you've typed it again..if not, can usually be recovered. With the pdf idea, try a free pdf creator. Web page looks a bit naff, but I've used it a fair bit and had no probs. Involves a download.
  7. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Depending on which version of Word you have, there can be a lot left in the document that you don't want to be there.

    From one of my customer's competitors documents I was able to glean the template title, the people that worked on it, some of the filing structure (which indicated how they put the quote together).

    Word is bad.

    PDF is much better.
  8. OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Yes Fnaar, out of a four page c.v. plus cover page I somehow managed to end up with only the cover and 1st page. You can imagine the anguish when I've had about 20 different jobs / contracts in the last 24 years (all the same industry).

    I downloaded the programme from the above link but somehow couldn't seem to get that to work so I went back to the home page for help and then spotted the "instant converter" at the top of the page (D'oh). Brill mate. Thanks to everyone else who replied as well.

    I did ('bout 5yrs ago) convert some Word docs to HTML but I'm buggered if I can remember how !!
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