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How to Prevent a Document from Being Copied or Printed in Notes



How can you prevent a single document in a database from being copied or printed?


To prevent the copying or printing of a document, insert the text field $KeepPrivate in the form and give it the value of "1". All documents created with the form will then have the Print and Copy functionalities disabled.

Supporting Information:

This feature is only a deterrent. There are other ways in which users can copy (or forward or print) a document. For further information, refer to the document titled "Is 'Disable Printing/Forwarding/Copying to Clipboard' a Security Feature?" (#1097631 )

Related Documents:

Is "Disable Printing/Forwarding/Copying to Clipboard" a Security Feature?
Document #: 1097631

Related information

Is "Disable Printing/Forwarding/Copying to Clipboard" a

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Product Alias/Synonym

Lotus Notes Client

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.5, 9.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1085758

Modified date: 05 September 2018

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