Prevent viewers from downloading, copying and printing

Viewers are library users​ ​that access document in a read-only mode. By default, viewers are allowed​ ​to​ ​download,​ ​copy​ ​and​ ​print​ ​attachments.​ ​According​ ​to​ ​your library​ ​permissions,​​​ ​you​ ​can​ ​reduce​ ​the​ ​scope​ ​of​ ​this​ ​option​ ​and​ ​decide​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​viewers​ ​from managing​ ​attachments.
The​ ​library​ ​administrator​ ​can​ ​manage​ ​this​ ​option at different level:

Image result for arrow icon Activate the option for a folder or a document
Image result for arrow icon Activate the option for a document class
Image result for arrow icon Activate the option for a library


Important:
- Contributors can only manage this option for folders and documents if they are allowed to share items.
- If the option is checked, viewers cannot download, copy and print attachments from the attachment preview and from the Google Drive interface.


Activate the option for a folder or a document

Note: If you activate this option for a folder, all its subfolders and documents will be impacted.

1. Select the folder/document to configure.

2. From the toolbar, click the "Edit document or folder permissions" button.

3. Select the “Prevent viewers from downloading, copying and printing” option.

4. Click “Save”.


Activate the option for a document class

Important: This option is only available for Secured Folder and Document Management libraries. Only these libraries type can configure this option from their “Security” tab.

1. Open the library.

2. Click the “Library administration” menu.

3. In the “Library configuration” section, click “Document classes”.

4. Open the document class to configure.

5. Click the “Security” tab.

6. Select the “Prevent viewers from downloading, copying and printing” option.

7. Click "Save".


Activate the option for a library

Important: If you activate this option, all folders and documents of the library will be impacted.

1. Select the library to configure.

2. Click the ”Administration” menu.

3. Select the “Library security” option.

4. Select the “ Root Folder permissions” tab. (Secured and Team Folder only)

5. Select the “Prevent viewers from downloading, copying and printing” option.

6. Click “Save”.

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