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Prevent edits in rich text attachments

I am using Zip Mail on Lotus Notes. I have an attachment in a rich text field that I don't want to be edited once I submit the document for further actions. Can you tell me what the easiest way to do this is?
It's not really relevant that you're using Zip Mail, but it sounds like you're talking about your Notes mail file, which doesn't have any workflow features in it "out of the box," except for calendar accept/reject/reschedule functions.

If you have a Notes form you should be able to prevent editing the information in certain fields, including attachments in rich text fields, by putting those fields into a Controlled Access section. You would use a computed formula for the section editors, such as the following:

@If(WorkflowStatus = 
"Draft"; ""; "[nobody]") 

Translation: if the WorkflowStatus field is "Draft," anyone can edit the contents of the section (assuming they have access to edit the document). If the status is anything else, nobody can edit these fields.

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