Question about Excel (Office) auditing/changes

I have a document that will need to be posted on a website available for 
users to download & change/approve.

The approval process will not make any changes at all to the document.

However, I do need to know they've opened the document.

Is there a way to get the name/machine/ip or something regarding who 
opens a file and when they open it?

If so, I would like to do something like that, and either write it to 
something in the spreadsheet or as an audit trail in a database.

If there's no way to do this, I am considering writing a small app that 
requires them to sign in (something I can record) to a website as a way 
of determining when a user has seen a document.

Any help/advice appreciated.

BC
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Why not save your documents as HTML (as no editing is required), then just
record when then visit that page on your web server.

NickHK

"Blasting Cap" <goober@christian.net> wrote in message
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> I have a document that will need to be posted on a website available for
> users to download & change/approve.
>
> The approval process will not make any changes at all to the document.
>
> However, I do need to know they've opened the document.
>
> Is there a way to get the name/machine/ip or something regarding who
> opens a file and when they open it?
>
> If so, I would like to do something like that, and either write it to
> something in the spreadsheet or as an audit trail in a database.
>
> If there's no way to do this, I am considering writing a small app that
> requires them to sign in (something I can record) to a website as a way
> of determining when a user has seen a document.
>
> Any help/advice appreciated.
>
> BC


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TungCheWah (25)
8/30/2006 2:25:58 AM
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