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Dec 23, 2006

I wish to send a workbook but need to ensure that this workbook stays on the computer it is destined for. I understand that for ultimate security excel may not be the best option, however im using excel and with that need to look at the best options available to me.

My thoughts were along the lines of sending a simple application for better words in excel, and having the user fill in a few details, this would trigger a events macro recording A the machine id ( which i have forgotten how to do any any help would be great with that ) or B the user ID to a hidden cell, then on receiving this back be able to use that as a key in the application before sending it out.

Then if the user was to pass this to another person it would not work as the code would not match. Does this seem like a best approach or is there a better way that a similar effect could be had?

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