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Using OLE/IAC to provide document password on file open

Apr 4, 2012 4:49 PM

Tags: #password #sdk #api #exception #com #ole #document_security #document_password #avdoc.open #notallowederror

I've run into a little problem when extracting text from the documents. Many of the files have document security enabled, which is causing a NotAllowedError exception in COM. The message of the exception is "Security settings preveent access to this property or method. I do have the password to the documents. Is there a way to EITHER provide the password to the file through AVDoc.Open, another method, or to disable document security on the documents, given the password, using the COM API?

 
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    Apr 4, 2012 5:28 PM   in reply to Eldrarak82

    No way to provide the password from IAC/OLE, sorry.

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:52 AM   in reply to Eldrarak82

    No, it is only possible via a custom plugin.

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 8:12 AM   in reply to Eldrarak82

    The AV/PDDocOpen APIs for opening up documents via plugins provide a way to give them the passwords for opening.

     
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