When lpsMake is run the first time, a proper document owner name is immediately requested.



    (After the first usage of this program, the Owner Name is stored in an initialization file--lpsMake.ini--and this question is subsequently avoided.  Additional Owners may be defined on the Document tab below, but the link between any particular Owner and the Owner's documents is retained.)

    The following process allows the document distributor to define various pieces of information and to select various optional facilities.  Some, but not all, of this information is kept (in encrypted form) within the document and becomes available to the consumer in the form of Properties .  Therefore, if the document consumer enters an incorrect password, but a correct Owner Name, he may request the document Properties and see this information.  You may preview this properties display by selecting 'File | Properties', or by selecting 'File | Print'.  Please note that not all the information available to the producer is also available to the consumer/user; those items marked below are not embedded within the document and therefore will not be available to the user.

    The first tab, Document, allows the selection and definition of the source document.



      Document name -- the source document; a browse tab exists on the right side of the entry (not embedded)

      Description -- an embedded, internal document description

      Owner -- the document owner name which must be known by the document consumer (exact spelling, punctuation and capitalization) (not embedded)

      Password changes every ... -- password schedules are available in three tiers--low frequency, high frequency, and permanent.
      • Low frequency password schedules (weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly) cover longer periods of time, are easy to maintain and distribute, and are available at standard prices.
      • High frequency password schedules (Hourly, shift, daily) change very frequently, are bulky to maintain and distribute, and have a premium price, but provide greater security.
      • Permanent passwords (never change) and also have a premium price, but provide the lowest level of security.

      LPS version -- determines the password table to be used and the filter applied to the entered password.

    The second tab, Password Schedule, outlines the span of time over which passwords are requested for initial--or subsequent--purchase.  (No information is embedded.)



      This display is re-set whenever, the Passwords change every ... setting on the 'Document' tab is modified.   When the schedule dates are set, each starting date/time is listed and the all leading check-boxes are checked.  In the unlikely event that a non-contiguous schedule is desired (for either planned unavailability, or for cost considerations), you may uncheck periods for which you do not need a password.


    The third tab, Advanced, allows the specification of several optional parameters.  Some of these parameters work hand-in-hand with other options activated on the Options tab.