Permissions that you can assign to a document

In a protected document you can assign the following permissions:




The user can access to the document and view its contents. If the user has only this permission, he/she cannot modify the contents and “Save” and “Save as” options in MS-Office are disabled, apart from “Print” or “Copy”. This is the minimum permission that a user can have in a protected document.


The user can access to the document, view its content and modify it. “Save” and “Save as” options in MS-Office are enabled. If only the user has only “View” and “Edit”, he/she will not be able to extract contents of it, coping contents and past them in other document o in the same document). Nevertheless, pasting contents from external documents in the protected document is allowed when you have “Edit” permissions.

Copy and Paste

Jointly with the “Edit” Permission, the user will be able to copy document contents and past them in the same document or in other documents. Without “Edit” permissions (“View” only apart “Copy and Paste”, the user can copy document contents and paste them in external documents.


The user can print the document through a standard printer or to a PDF or XPS format if he/she has the necessary plugin (i.e. MS-Office 2010 allows you to print to PDF).

Add Users

A user with SealPath Desktop and “Add Users” permissions, can drag & drop the document over the “Add Users” box and add other users to the document with the same permissions than him/her or fewer. The user will not be able to transfer the “Add user” permissions to the users he/she adds to the document.

Full Control

The user can do any action over the protected documents, even unprotect it or modify the permissions of the protection/policy which the document was protected with.

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