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Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 am

I have an important document which I want to make it be read-only. Can Spire.Doc support it?

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Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:09 am

Thank you for your inquiry!
You can realize it through Encrypt method with the following code: document.Encrypt("your password");
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:03 pm

Hi. Encrypt is NOT read only. Encrypt puts a password on the document that prevents anyone from opening it without the password. Is there any way to make it READ-ONLY, so that the document is not editable at all, but still viewable without a password?

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Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:48 am

Dear danielzborovski,
Thanks for your inquiry.
You can use Protect() Method to do so.
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:13 am

Is there a way to make only a certain page read only while creating document. For e.g I have 3 pages in the document and i want Page 1 to be editable but page 2 and Page 3 to be read Only

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Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:53 am

Hello Charan,

Thanks for your inquiry.
It is infeasible to make a certain "page" read only, because our Spire.DOC is based on MS Word, the Word document is a flow document and does not contain any information about its layout into pages. But, our Spire.DOC supports making the specified content read only while creating document. Please refer to the following sample code to achieve it, if there is any question, just feel free to write back.
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Document doc = new Document();
Section section = doc.AddSection();
Paragraph para1 = section.AddParagraph();
//add  permission start
para1.ChildObjects.Insert(0, new PermissionStart(doc, "myPermission"));
para1.AppendText("this is para1.");
//add  permission end
para1.ChildObjects.Add(new PermissionEnd(doc, "myPermission"));
//set document other parts to be readonly
doc.Protect(ProtectionType.AllowOnlyReading, "123");
Paragraph para2 = section.AddParagraph();
para2.AppendText("this is para2.");
Paragraph para3 = section.AddParagraph();
para3.AppendText("this is para3.");

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