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Macros used in RH9 to create printed documentation (digital signature?)

Dec 21, 2012 6:51 AM

Per my IT deparment, I need to verify that the macros used in the creation of printed documentation (output to MS-Word) have been digitally signed. Would someone be able to verify this for me? Thank you.

 

 

Matt

 
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:03 AM   in reply to nankinnankin

    You might have better luck over in the Printed Documentation thread or give Adobe Support a call.

     
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:22 AM   in reply to Jeff_Coatsworth

    I could be wrong here but I think the only macros that are used in generating the Word file are on the Word side, not Adobe's.

     
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:28 AM   in reply to RoboColum(n)

    Yes, Colum, they are Word macros, but they are also there because of a DOT that Adobe supplies. And in that DOT file, there are macros that are created (or at least maintained) by the Adobe folks. So in a way, the onus does actually fall into Adobe's lap as far as signing them and whatnot.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:44 AM   in reply to nankinnankin

    Up to you & them - I wouldn't care

     
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  • RoboColum(n)
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    Dec 21, 2012 11:20 AM   in reply to Jeff_Coatsworth

    Me neither but the final decision is I guess up to your IT peeps.

     
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    Dec 22, 2012 1:12 AM   in reply to RoboColum(n)

    Do the templates really need to be signed? They are installed as part of RoboHelp or TCS and that has been digitally signed so there is a sort of inherited signature.

     

    This is the first time that I can recall anyone querying this in fifteen years of using RoboHelp.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

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    Dec 26, 2012 12:55 PM   in reply to nankinnankin

    Maybe you could tell your IT peeps that the package as a whole is digitally signed. This so happens to have a .DOT file. Although this may not have a digital signature, this should suffice. It is a bit like asking for a guarantee on a Corvette and it breaks down on driving it home because the clutch is broke. The clutch itself itself may not have a guarantee but the car has. Let us know how you get on.

     
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:53 AM   in reply to nankinnankin

    I think your IT people need to tell you why they are concerned so that we can answer the specifics. If you open the supplied Style Mapping template, there are no macros in that. Without speaking to Adobe, I can only assume the conversion uses scripts that are built into the Rh exe, which is signed.

     

    What is it that is bothering your IT people, apart from the lack of signature itself?

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

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    Dec 28, 2012 3:33 AM   in reply to nankinnankin

    I'm back-tracking a bit on my previous answer as Word does require security settings to be lowered, notwithstanding that the Style Mapping template has no macros visible. I think you need to persuade IT that however Adobe do this, it is a method that has been in use for years and no one has had any problems in the sense that concerns them.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

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