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Permission.PermissionFromPolicy Property (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether a permission policy has been applied to the active document. Read-only.


expression. PermissionFromPolicy

expression A variable that represents a Permission object.


Information Rights Management in Microsoft Office supports the use of administrative permission policies which list users and groups and their document permissions. The PermissionFromPolicy property returns a Boolean value that indicates whether a permission policy was applied to the active document the last time permissions were enabled on the document.

The PermissionFromPolicy property always returns False when checked by a non-owner of the document, even when the user has object model permissions.


The following example displays permission policy information about the active document.

 Dim irmPermission As Office.Permission 
 Dim strIRMInfo As String 
 Set irmPermission = ActiveWorkbook.Permission 
 If irmPermission.Enabled Then 
 strIRMInfo = "Permissions are restricted on this document." & vbCrLf 
 If irmPermission.PermissionFromPolicy Then 
 strIRMInfo = strIRMInfo & " Permissions applied from policy:" & vbCrLf & _ 
 " Policy name: " & irmPermission.PolicyName & vbCrLf & _ 
 " Policy description: " & irmPermission.PolicyDescription 
 strIRMInfo = strIRMInfo & " Default permissions applied." & vbCrLf & _ 
 " Default policy name: " & irmPermission.PolicyName & vbCrLf & _ 
 " Default policy description: " & irmPermission.PolicyDescription 
 End If 
 strIRMInfo = "Permission are NOT restricted on this document." 
 End If 
 MsgBox strIRMInfo, vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "IRM Information" 
 Set irmPermission = Nothing 

See also


Permission Object

Other resources

Permission Object Members

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