2.6 Application Requirements for Supported Document Formats

Oracle IRM Desktop supports a wide range of popular document formats. For each format, Oracle IRM Desktop controls the relevant application to display sealed documents. The following sections describe application requirements for some formats.

Oracle IRM recommends that you install Oracle IRM Desktop after installing the relevant rendering applications. For example, if you want to use sealed Microsoft Word documents, install Oracle IRM Desktop after installing the Microsoft Office software. This ensures that the sealable file formats are registered with Windows before the Oracle IRM Desktop installation.

Sealed Microsoft Office Files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

The following releases of Microsoft Office are supported:

  • Microsoft Office 2000


    In Microsoft Office 2000, when you open a sealed Microsoft PowerPoint file, auto-save is disabled for all open PowerPoint files, whether sealed or unsealed. Within Microsoft Powerpoint, the auto-save option remains shown as enabled, if it has been set that way by a user.
  • Microsoft Office XP

  • Microsoft Office 2003

  • Microsoft Office 2007

Sealed PDF

The following Adobe software is supported:

  • Adobe Reader version 6.0 or later.

You can install Adobe Reader before or after installing Oracle IRM Desktop.

Oracle IRM Desktop displays a warning if you are using an unsupported version of Adobe Reader.

Sealed Video

Video is supported through QuickTime, as follows:

  • QuickTime 4 or later.

  • QuickTime 5.02 or later, if you want to view sealed MPEG-1 movies.

  • QuickTime 6 or later, if you want to view sealed MPEG-4 movies.

The latest QuickTime version is recommended.