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Office - Protect Document (Word, SharePoint)

What: Need ability to "Protect Document" in Word (or other Office files). Word offers options such as Mark As Final, Encrypt With Password, Restrict Editing, etc. Would be great if I could update this through a Flow on a file that is loaded into a SharePoint list.


Why: Often we have workflows where a document gets 'approved'. Once it's approved, it is moved to another user who then might print the document and/or archive it. The person doing this work should not be able to modify the approved document.


How: Create a Flow action that allows me to change the document protection on a file (or files) within a SharePoint list.

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Re: Office - Protect Document (Word, SharePoint)

Hi @SSHildebrand,


I don’t think a file could be able to be stored in SharePoint list. I suppose that you want to change the document protection on a file (or files) within SharePoint library.


Unfortunately, I think there is no way to achieve your needs recently in Microsoft Flow. If you would like this feature to be added soon, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:


Best regards,


Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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