How to Prevent Printing of Shared Google Documents

At the end of yesterday’s post about adding watermarks to Google Docs I included a reminder that you can disable printing options for when you share a Google Document. Disabling the printing option is helpful when you want to improve the security of a document that you share with someone else for review. For example, if I have some meeting talking points that I want a colleague to review and comment on, but that colleague has a tendency to send things to the wrong network printer, I’ll disable the print option.  

Disabling the printing option in Google Docs also disables the option to copy the document and it disables the option to download the document. It’s important to note that you have to enable or disable the setting for each document individually. 

Watch this short video to learn how to prevent printing of shared Google Documents. 


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