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DocumentStatus (Document Status and DMB Display)

These settings control when the Document Status dialog and Document Message Bar appear.


This preference category contains the following subfeature(s):

Document Message Bar

Controls whether or not the Document Message Bar appears when it encounters a file item that would normally invoke it.

Summary table
bSuppressMessageBar Prevents the appearance of the document message bar.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 0
Version # 8.0 and later
HKCU Path cDocumentStatus
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockdown\cDocumentStatus
Summary Prevents the appearance of the document message bar.
Details Adversely affects signing when preview mode is used.

Document Status Dialog for Sigs

Note: Deprecated with 8.0.
For application versions prior to 8.0, these preferences control whether the application displays the document status dialog when a user opens a certified document. The dialog contains a Do not show this dialog next time this document is opened checkbox allows users to turn the dialog off for the currently viewed document when it is next opened.

The application stores a list of document IDs, and each ID is associated with the user's choice and the last certifying signature status. When the application matches an opened document with an ID in the registry, The application respects the choice as long as the certifying signature's validity status has not changed since the last time the document was opened.

Administrators can turn off the document status dialog for specific documents by distributing a preference which contains the signature status and suppress status for particular document IDs.

Summary table
bSuppressStatusDialog Prevents the Document Status dialog from appearing when a certified document opens.
cSuppressStatusDocList Contains a list of entries for previously opened certified documents.
iLastStatus The certifying signature's status the last time a document was opened.
sSuppressListOrder An indexed of the most recently accessed documents. This is initialized as the string 'abc...zABC...z'.
xDocID An application generated binary ID which is used to identify the document.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type string: Binary value > REG_BINARY
Default null
Version # 7.0-8.0
HKCU Path DocumentStatus
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary An indexed of the most recently accessed documents. This is initialized as the string 'abc...zABC...z'.
Details As certified documents are opened, an entry for them is created in cSuppressStatusDocList keyed by the first letter in this string. That letter is then moved to the end of this string 'bcd...zABC...za'.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type n/a: Cabs are keys that contain subvalues in the right hand registry panel.
Default null
Version # 7.0-8.0
HKCU Path DocumentStatus
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Contains a list of entries for previously opened certified documents.
Details Each entry here is a subkey of the form c(some letter (a-zA-Z)), and each subkey contains iLastStatus and xDocID.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # 7.0-8.0
HKCU Path DocumentStatus
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary The certifying signature's status the last time a document was opened.
Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type
Default null
Version # 7.0-8.0
HKCU Path DocumentStatus
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary An application generated binary ID which is used to identify the document.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # 7.x-8.0
HKCU Path DocumentStatus
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Prevents the Document Status dialog from appearing when a certified document opens.