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August 26, 2022

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Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Maintain protection when creating PDF files from Office apps (GA)

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Technical Bulletin MC420052 · Published Aug 26, 2022

Message Summary

Currently available in public preview (MC387639), we’re introducing the ability to maintain label and protection for PDF files created from Microsoft Office apps.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88516

When this will happen:

Rollout will begin in late August and is expected to be complete by end of September. 

How this will affect your organization:

Labels and protection applied on Office documents will be persisted to the output file when converting to PDF in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on PCs using File|SaveAs, File|Export, and File|Share Office add-ins.   

What you need to do to prepare:

To enable users to label PDFs created in Office, admins can create sensitivity labels and define policies and settings in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal.

Learn more:

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