Jeff B:Is there a way to access the document properties of a file that has been open protected (encrypted) ?Windows (Right-click > Properties) will allow you to view properties such as "Author" on an encrypted .xls file that cannot be opened without a password. Is there a way to access those public properties in Aspose? This assumes we would not have the password to provide. We process volumes of Office files and would like to at least get those metadata properties even if we cannot actually access the file contents.When I try to instantiate an Aspose.Workbook object using an encrypted file I get an exception. Can Aspose access those properties in some other way without actually instantiating a Workbook? Clearly those properties are not encrypted as the operating system can access them without a password.Microsoft's DSOFile COM library is also able to expose those properties on the encrypted file.(I will put this question in the Cells forum, but it seems to be true for Word component too.)Thanks,Jeff
Thanks for your request. You should simply specify the password to open the encrypted document using Aspose.Words. If you do not know the password, I am afraid, you will ne be able to open this document using Aspose.Words.