Stian, could you tell us where did you find the information? A link...
Thinking of number of copies is complicated because involves the printer driver, and Acrobat or Reader doesn't have this control level.
Any update on this? We're in the middle of a POC where we're trying to limit the number of views and can't see where to set this in the Admin UI. We were told by our Adobe sales rep that it is possible to do, so my question is where?
You could create a process that uses an event to detect when a "Print" has taken place. Specifically you would use an "RMDocument" event with the behavior configured as "Receive". You would then need to have your process keep track of the number of thimes the document was viewed and then revoke the document when the limit you set is reached.
Thanks Steve. It looks like this is an avenue we'll have to explore. I really wish it was just as simple as setting document expiry based on dates. Perhaps the next version...
If you want to revoke or expire a document based on user action (i.e. printing or viewing the document) then you can do this by capturing the print or view event in your process and then have your process perform the desired steps (i.e. revoke the document).
If you simply want to have the document revoked after a certain date or for it to only be valid for a specific period, you can do this as part of the policy definition itself. When you create a policy, you can specifiy one of the following:
1) Document will not be valid after x days
2) Document will not be valid after this date: x
3) Valid from "date 1" to "date 2"
4) Document is always valid (which means you would need to revoke\expire the document manually or via a process)
This functionality has always been a part of Rights management.
I think you misunderstood my post. I was saying that I wished that setting a document to expire after a certain number of views was as easy to do as it is to set the document expiry based on date. The set by date is in the admin while the set by views/prints is not (but really should be).