Word.Tips.net: Preventing Printing

By Allen Wyatt for Word.Tips.Net

Preventing Printing in Microsoft Word

An industrious WordTips subscriber asked if it is possible to prevent a user from actually printing a document in Word. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof way short of making sure the user doesn’t have a printer attached to their system.

Why? The easy answer is because Word is meant to print things. You can, of course, customize Word so that the print-related commands are removed from the program. You can also replace Word’s built-in print commands with commands that do nothing. However, that doesn’t stop people from actually doing a screen print of what is on the computer screen, thereby ending up with the information on a printout.

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