JP2004287789A - Processor for document file to which access right is set, image formation medium, processing method and its program - Google Patents

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JP2004287789A
JP2004287789A JP2003078398A JP2003078398A JP2004287789A JP 2004287789 A JP2004287789 A JP 2004287789A JP 2003078398 A JP2003078398 A JP 2003078398A JP 2003078398 A JP2003078398 A JP 2003078398A JP 2004287789 A JP2004287789 A JP 2004287789A
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Kenji Onishi
健司 大西
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a processor capable of reporting that an access right is set to a document file. <P>SOLUTION: In opening the document file to which the access right is set, the processor 2 for the document file to which the access right is set first displays an access right level set to the document file and the access right level that a browsing person can browse and thereafter displays the document file for which an access right image indicating the contents of the access right is arranged at a secret part where the access right is set. Thus, the browsing person is made to strongly recognize the security level of a document and the part to be kept secret and the leakage of secret information from the browsing person is prevented. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2005,JPO&NCIPI

Description

[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a processing device, an image forming medium, a processing method, and a program for a document file to which an access right is set.
[0002]
[Prior art]
As a confidentiality management method for document files, access rights are set for a part (confidential part) of the document file, and for those who are not granted access rights, There is a method to prohibit browsing. For example, a method of masking a confidential portion to which no access right is granted (for example, Patent Document 1), a method of blanking a confidential portion to which no access right is given without displaying (for example, Patent Document 2), etc. There is.
However, it is known that many confidential leaks are caused by human carelessness and mistakes, and it is necessary to take measures for such human carelessness. For example, as described above, according to the method of masking a confidential portion, a viewer who is permitted to view does not notice that the access right has been set, and a person who is not permitted to view has a confidential portion. There is a risk of telling the content.
[0003]
[Patent Document 1]
JP-A-6-221462
[Patent Document 2]
JP-A-11-25076
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
The present invention has been made in view of the above-described background, and is capable of notifying that an access right is set to a confidential portion of a document file, and a processing apparatus, an image forming medium, and a processing method for a document file to which an access right is set. , And to provide its programs.
[0005]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
[Processing equipment]
In order to achieve the above object, a processing device according to the present invention is a processing device for a document file to which an access right is set, and a document image generating unit that generates a document image indicating a document file including a confidential part; Access right image generating means for generating an access right image indicating the contents of the access right set in the confidential portion of the document file, a confidential portion included in the document image generated by the document image generating means, and the access right image An image output unit for outputting the document image and the access right image in association with the access right image generated by the generation unit.
[0006]
Preferably, the access right image generation unit generates an access right image in a display mode according to the content of the access right, and the image output unit outputs a document image in which a confidential part is replaced with the access right image. I do.
[0007]
Preferably, the access right image generation unit generates the access right image in a display mode in which a grant target to which the access right is given can be identified, and the image output unit is generated by the access right image generation unit. The access right image and the document image thus output are output.
[0008]
Preferably, the document image generation unit generates a preview image of a document file, and the image output unit associates a confidential part included in the preview image with an access right image, and generates the preview image by the document image generation unit. And outputting the preview image and the access right image generated by the access right image generating means.
[0009]
Further, the processing device according to the present invention is a processing device for a document file to which an access right is set, and includes an icon image generating means for generating an icon image of the document file, and a confidential portion included in the document file. A display mode determining unit for determining a display mode of the icon image based on the content of the access right, and displaying the icon image generated by the icon image generating unit in the display mode determined by the display mode determining unit. Display means.
[0010]
Preferably, a level display means for displaying an authority level of an access right set for a confidential part included in the document file and an authority level of an access right granted to a viewer of the document file Has further.
[0011]
Preferably, the apparatus further comprises display selection means for selecting a display method of a confidential part to which no access right is given according to an operation by a viewer of the document file, and wherein the image output means is provided with the access right. And outputting a document image in which the confidential portion is displayed in the display method selected by the display selection means.
[0012]
[Image forming medium]
Further, an image forming medium according to the present invention includes a document image in which a confidential portion is concealed, and an access right image indicating the contents of an access right set in the confidential portion, wherein the access right image is the document image. Associated with sensitive parts contained in
[0013]
[Processing method]
Further, the processing method according to the present invention generates a document image indicating a document file including a confidential portion, generates an access right image indicating the contents of an access right set in the confidential portion of the document file, and generates the generated document image. The document image and the access right image are output by associating the confidential portion included in the image with the generated access right image.
[0014]
Further, the processing method according to the present invention generates an icon image of a document file, determines a display mode of the icon image based on the content of the access right set to the confidential portion included in the document file, and determines the icon image display mode. The generated icon image is displayed in the displayed manner.
[0015]
[program]
Further, the program according to the present invention includes a step of generating a document image indicating a document file including a confidential portion in a document file processing device to which an access right is set, including a computer; Generating an access right image indicating the contents of the generated access right, associating the confidential part included in the generated document image with the generated access right image, and outputting the document image and the access right image And causing the computer of the processing apparatus to execute the steps.
[0016]
Further, the program according to the present invention includes a step of generating an icon image of a document file in a processing apparatus for a document file to which an access right is set, including a computer, and a method of setting access to a confidential portion included in the document file. A step of determining a display mode of the icon image based on the content of the right and a step of displaying the generated icon image in the determined display mode are performed by the computer of the processing device.
[0017]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Next, an embodiment of the present invention will be described.
FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a hardware configuration of a processing device 2 to which a processing method according to the present invention is applied.
As shown in FIG. 1, the processing device 2 includes a control device 20 including a CPU 202 and a memory 204, a communication device 22, a printer 23, a recording device 24 such as an HDD / CD device, an LCD display device or a CRT display device. It comprises a user interface device (UI device) 26 including a mouse, keyboard, touch panel and the like.
The processing device 2 according to the present embodiment acquires a document file to which an access right has been set, and displays or prints the contents of the document file while keeping the confidential part confidential according to the authority of the viewer. At this time, the processing device 2 adds an access right image indicating at least a part of the contents of the access right in association with the confidential part for which the access right is set for any of the viewers, thereby providing access. Notify the viewer that the right is set.
[0018]
[Processing program 5]
FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a configuration of a processing program 5 executed by the control device 20 (FIG. 1) and realizing the processing method according to the present invention.
As shown in FIG. 2, the processing program 5 includes a file acquisition unit 510, an input unit 520, an authority determination unit 530, a display determination unit 540 (display mode determination unit), an icon image generation unit 550, an image generation unit 560, and an image. An output unit 570 is provided. The image generation unit 560 includes a document image generation unit 562, an access right image generation unit 564, and a level display unit 566, and the image output unit 570 includes a display unit 572 and a print unit 574.
The processing program 5 is supplied to the control device 20 via, for example, the recording medium 240 (FIG. 1) or a network, and is loaded into the memory 204 and executed.
[0019]
In the processing program 5, the file acquisition unit 510 acquires a document file via the communication device 22 or the recording device 24, and outputs the document file to the authority determination unit 530 and the display determination unit 540. The document file acquired by the file acquisition unit 510 includes a document file in which an access right is set for a confidential part. Here, the confidential portion is a portion to which an access right is set in the document file. Hereinafter, a case where a document file including a confidential part is obtained will be described as a specific example.
Note that the file acquisition unit 510 of the present example acquires a document file including document data and access right setting information for specifying the contents of the access right set for the document. The contents of the access right include a target range to which the access right is granted (level of the access right, etc.), operation contents permitted or prohibited by the access right, a validity period of the access right, and the like.
[0020]
The input unit 520 controls the UI unit 26 (FIG. 1) to accept a selection operation of a document file desired to be viewed from a viewer of the document file, and sends the identification information of the selected document file to the authority determination unit 530. Output to Further, input unit 520 accepts an input operation of viewer identification information (such as a password) associated with the authority level of the viewer, and outputs the input viewer identification information to authority determination unit 530. Here, the authority level is a level of an access right that is permitted, and in this example, there are five levels of 1 to 5. That is, the higher the authority level corresponding to the viewer, the more access rights are granted. Conversely, the higher the authority level set for the confidential part, the more the range of operators to whom access is permitted is limited.
In the following description, the authority level is also set for the confidential part of the document file, and when the authority level of the viewer is higher than or equal to the authority level of the confidential part, access to the confidential part (viewing, editing, etc.) ) Will be described as a specific example.
[0021]
The authority determination unit 530 determines the authority level of each confidential part based on the access right setting information of the document file input from the file acquisition unit 510. In addition, the authority determining unit 530 determines the authority level of the viewer corresponding to the viewer identification information input from the input unit 520. Then, the authority determination unit 530 compares the authority level of each confidential part with the authority level of the viewer, and determines the confidential part to which the viewer is permitted to access. The authority determination unit 530 outputs the determination result and the document file to the image generation unit 560.
[0022]
The display determining unit 540 determines the content of the access right set for the document file and the display mode of the icon image according to the file attribute of the document file based on the document file input from the file acquisition unit 510. Then, it outputs to the icon image generation unit 550. For example, the display mode of the icon image is determined by changing the shape, pattern, or color of the icon so that the authority level of the access right can be distinguished.
[0023]
Icon image generating section 550 generates an icon image of the display mode determined by display determining section 540 and outputs the generated icon image to image output section 570. The icon image generated by the icon image generation unit 550 is associated with a document file, and when a selection operation such as a click is performed, a document file related to the selected icon image is displayed or printed.
[0024]
The image generation unit 560 includes a document image generation unit 562, an access right image generation unit 564, and a level display unit 566, and generates an image indicating the contents of a document file.
Specifically, the document image generation unit 562 generates a document image indicating the content (document content) of the document file input from the authority determination unit 530, and outputs the generated document image to the image output unit 570. At this time, the document image generation unit 562 of this example generates a document image in which a confidential portion that is not permitted to be viewed or printed by a viewer is concealed, and outputs the document image to the image output unit 570.
[0025]
The access right image generation unit 564 generates an access right image indicating the contents of the access right set in the confidential part based on the determination result input from the right determination unit 530, and outputs the generated access right image to the image output unit 570. . The access right image generation unit 564 of this example generates a mask image having a different pattern, color, or a combination (display mode) of these in accordance with the contents of the access right, and outputs the generated mask image as an access right image. Output to the unit 570. That is, the display mode of the mask image indicates the content of the access right (for example, the authority level, the permitted access content (browsing, editing, printing, etc.), or the validity period, etc.). The mask image is an image displayed so as to be superimposed on the document image, and is preferably an image that allows the document image to be visually recognized. For example, a rectangular image that switches display / non-display in accordance with a pointing operation, This is an image such as a frame or hatching. Note that the access right image is not limited to the mask image, and may be, for example, a character string indicating the contents of the access right.
[0026]
The level display unit 566 generates a level display image indicating the authority level of the set access right of the document file and the authority level of the viewer based on the determination result input from the authority determination unit 530, and outputs the image. Output to the unit 570. The level display unit 566 of the present example is capable of comparing the highest authority level (full access level) of the access authority set for each confidential part of the document file with the authority level (accessible level) of the viewer. A level display image to be displayed is generated.
[0027]
The image output unit 570 has a display unit 572 and a printing unit 574, and displays an input image on the UI device 26 (FIG. 1) or prints the image on a print sheet.
Specifically, display unit 572 causes icon image input from icon image generation unit 550 to be displayed on UI device 26. The display unit 572 causes the UI device 26 to display the document image input from the document image generation unit 562 and the access right image input from the access right image generation unit 564. At this time, the display unit 572 of this example displays the access right image on or near the confidential portion of the document image, thereby displaying the confidential portion and the access right image in association with each other. The display unit 572 causes the level display image input from the level display unit 566 to be displayed on the UI device 26 before displaying the document image.
The printing unit 572 prints, on a print sheet (image forming medium), a document image in which a confidential part for which printing is not permitted is concealed and an access right image.
In the present embodiment, the case where the image output unit 570 includes the display unit 572 and the print unit 574 is a specific example. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, the image output unit 570 includes the display unit 572 or Only one of the printing units 574 may be provided.
[0028]
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating access right setting information attached to a document file.
As shown in FIG. 3, the access right setting information associates a part (a confidential part) of the document file, an authority level of the access right set in the confidential part, and a validity period of the access right with each other. . The authority level of the access right can be set to a different level for each confidential part. The access right setting information may associate, with each confidential part, access contents such as browsing, editing, printing, or erasing.
[0029]
[Overall operation]
Hereinafter, the overall operation of the processing device 2 in the present embodiment will be described.
FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing the operation (S10) of the processing device 2 (processing program 5).
As shown in FIG. 4, in step 110 (S110), the viewer sets the removable medium storing the document file in the recording device 24 (FIG. 1), or distributes the document file via the network. Request.
The file acquisition unit 510 (FIG. 2) of the processing program 5 acquires the document file to which the access right is set via the communication device 22 (FIG. 1) or the recording device 24 (FIG. 1). Output to display determination unit 540.
[0030]
In step 120 (S120), the viewer inputs a password (viewer identification information) using the UI device 24.
The input unit 520 (FIG. 2) acquires the password of the viewer and outputs the password to the authority determination unit 530.
[0031]
In step 130 (S130), the authority determination unit 530 (FIG. 2) specifies the authority level set for each confidential part based on the access right setting information of the document file input from the file acquisition unit 510, Based on the password input from the input unit 520, the authority level of the viewer is specified, the authority level of the confidential part is compared with the authority level of the viewer, and the comparison result is output to the image generation unit 560. .
[0032]
In step 140 (S140), the display determination unit 540 specifies the highest authority level set in the document file based on the access right setting information included in the document file input from the file acquisition unit 510, A display mode indicating the specified authority level is specified to the icon image generation unit 550.
In step 150 (S150), icon image generating section 550 generates an icon image of the display mode specified by display determining section 540, and outputs it to display section 572.
The display unit 572 controls the UI device 26 to display an icon image of each document file. Since these icon images are displayed in a display mode indicating the highest authority level set in each document, the viewer knows the access right set for each document before opening the document file. be able to.
[0033]
In step 160 (S160), the viewer uses the UI device 26 to select an icon image of a document file desired to be viewed.
When the icon image is selected, the processing program 5 shifts to the processing of S170. Otherwise, the processing program 5 waits for the selection of the icon image until the end of the processing is instructed, and when the end of the processing is instructed, , S10 are completed.
[0034]
In step 170 (S170), when the input unit 520 receives the operation of selecting the icon image, the input unit 520 transmits the identification information of the document file corresponding to the selected icon image to the image output unit 560 via the authority determination unit 530. Output.
The level display unit 566 of the image output unit 560 specifies the document file corresponding to the identification information input from the input unit 520, and sets the highest authority level (full access level) set for the specified document file and the browsing. A level display image for displaying the user's authority level (accessible level) is generated and output to the display unit 572. The display unit 572 displays the level display image input from the level display unit 566 on the UI device 26, and prompts confirmation of the level display.
Further, the document image generation unit 562 and the access right image generation unit 564 generate a document image and an access right image corresponding to the selected document file, respectively, and output them to the image output unit 570.
[0035]
In step 180 (S180), the viewer checks the level display and performs an operation indicating that the level display has been made.
When the input unit 520 detects that the level display has been confirmed, the input unit 520 notifies the display unit 572 of the fact, and the display unit 572 displays the document image input from the document image generation unit 562 and the access right image generation unit. The access right image input from 564 is displayed on the UI device 26. The displayed document image is an image in which the confidential portion is replaced by a mask image (access right image). For the confidential portion to which access is permitted, the content of the confidential portion is displayed according to the selection operation of the viewer. I do.
Thus, the viewer can view the confidential portion of the document file according to his / her authority level, and can also know the contents (such as the authority level) of the access right set for the confidential portion.
[0036]
In step 180, the document image and the access right image displayed by the display unit 572 can be printed on printing paper in accordance with the instruction of the viewer. Specifically, the printing unit 574 prints the document image generated by the document image generation unit 562 and the access right image generated by the access right image generation unit 564 in response to an instruction from the viewer. To print. The printed document image is an image obtained by concealing a confidential portion for which printing is not permitted by using a mask or the like. The contents of the access right are placed on or near each confidential portion (including the confidential portion for which printing is permitted). Are displayed.
[0037]
FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating an example of an icon image displayed by display unit 572 in the process of S150 (FIG. 4).
As shown in FIG. 5, the display unit 572 displays an icon 710 corresponding to the read document file on the document display window 700. The icons 710a, 710b, and 710c of this example are icon images corresponding to the document files to which the access right has been set, and are displayed in a pattern corresponding to the contents of the set access right. The icon 710d is an icon image corresponding to a document file to which the access right is not set, and is displayed in a display mode that can be distinguished from the icon 710a of the document file to which the access right is set.
As described above, the processing program 5 changes the display mode of the icon 710 according to the content of the access right set for the document file, so that the viewer can view the document file before opening the document file. The possible range can be estimated, and it can be determined whether or not to display this document file by comparing it with its own authority level. As a result, it is possible to prevent the user from feeling uncomfortable with only the confidential portion that cannot be viewed even if the document file is opened.
[0038]
FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating a level display image displayed by the level display unit 566 in the process of S170 (FIG. 4).
As illustrated in FIG. 6, the level display unit 566 displays the authority level (full access level) and the authority level (accessible level) of the viewer set in the document file before displaying the document file. The displayed level display image 730 is displayed. In this example, “full access level” indicates the highest authority level set for this document file, and “accessible level” indicates the authority level of the viewer. This allows the reader to know the relative position of his / her own authority level in the authority level set for the entire confidential document, guess the accessible range, and reconfirm the confidentiality of the document. .
[0039]
FIG. 7 is a diagram exemplifying a document image and an access right image displayed by the display unit 572 in S180. FIG. 7A illustrates a document image when the access right is not set, and FIG. 7B illustrates a document image and the access right image when the access right is set.
As illustrated in FIG. 7A, when the access right is not set to the document file, the display unit 572 displays the input document file as it is as the document image 720.
On the other hand, when the access right is set to the confidential part of the document file, the display unit 572 replaces the confidential part of the document image 720 with the access right set to the confidential part as illustrated in FIG. Is replaced and displayed by the access right image 722 indicating the contents. The access right image 722 of this example is displayed in a manner corresponding to the authority level set for the confidential part. The authority level of the confidential part corresponding to the display position of the access right image 722a is the display of the access right image 722b Indicates that the authority level of the confidential part corresponding to the location is different.
In the case of this example, access is prohibited for the confidential portion corresponding to the access right image 722a, and access is permitted for the confidential portion corresponding to the access right image 722b. Therefore, the confidential part corresponding to the access right image 722b is displayed so as to be visible.
Although this example is a display example displayed on the UI device 26 by the display unit 572, the document image 720 and the access right image 722 printed on the printing paper by the printing unit 574 are also substantially the same. .
[0040]
As described above, the processing device 2 according to the present embodiment displays or prints the document file to which the access right is set, together with the access right image indicating the content of the access right, so that the viewer can obtain the access right. Since the setting can be recognized, it is possible to prevent the confidential information from being carelessly leaked to others.
In addition, a viewer who is not permitted to browse can determine from whom the permission is granted to know the contents of the confidential part from the display mode of the access right image 722.
Further, the processing device 2 displays the icon 710, the level display image 730, and the like before displaying or printing the document file. By knowing the contents of the set access right, it is possible to determine in advance whether or not the user has the viewing right.
[0041]
[Modification 1]
In the above embodiment, the level of the access right is displayed by the icon 710. However, if the user wants to know in more detail the relationship between the confidential part of the document file and the access right before opening the document file, the user can select the thumbnail image in the thumbnail image. May be displayed with the access right level.
In addition, if a confidential portion that is not permitted to be viewed is displayed or printed in a predetermined manner, the viewer may feel uncomfortable looking at the confidential portion. Therefore, it is desirable to allow the viewer to select a method for displaying the confidential portion that is not permitted to be viewed.
Hereinafter, a first modified example in which the modification is made in such a point will be described.
[0042]
FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of the processing program 52 according to the first modification.
As shown in FIG. 8, the processing program 52 deletes the display determination unit 540, the icon image generation unit 550, and the level display unit 566 from the processing program 5 shown in FIG. The configuration is such that a generation unit 563 (document image generation means) and a display selection unit 568 are newly added. In addition, among the components illustrated in FIG. 8, components that are substantially the same as the components illustrated in FIG. 2 are denoted by the same reference numerals.
[0043]
The thumbnail image generation unit 563 generates a preview image of the document image and the access right image based on the document file and the determination result input from the authority determination unit 530, and outputs the preview image to the image output unit 570. The preview image generated by the thumbnail image generation unit 563 is obtained by thinning the pixel data from the document image generated by the document image generation unit 562 and the access right image generated by the access right image generation unit 564. The image is reduced in size.
The thumbnail image generation unit 563 generates a preview image (thumbnail image) of the document file in S140 shown in FIG. Then, in S150 (FIG. 4), display unit 572 displays the thumbnail image input from thumbnail image generation unit 563, and waits for selection by the viewer.
As described above, the thumbnail image generation unit 563 generates a thumbnail image 715 (described later) instead of the icon 710, displays the generated thumbnail image 715, and enables a preview of the contents of the document file and the access right. I do.
[0044]
The display selection unit 568 selects a display method of a confidential part to which access is not permitted according to the operation of the viewer, and instructs the image output unit 570 to display or print the confidential part in the selected display method. Here, the display method is information for designating a pattern or a color of a mask image for concealing a confidential part, and is a pattern and an achromatic color, a character string, a black solid mask, a scrambled image, or the like.
When the input unit 520 receives a selection operation of a display method from a viewer and outputs identification information of the selected display method to the display selection unit 568, the display selection unit 568 outputs a display method corresponding to the identification information. , An instruction is given to the image output unit 570 to display or print a confidential part that is not permitted to be viewed. The display unit 572 displays the entire document file while concealing a confidential part that is not permitted to be viewed, using the mask image of the display method designated by the display selection unit 568. Similarly to the display unit 572, the printing unit 574 prints the entire document file using a mask image of the specified display method while concealing a confidential part that is not permitted to be viewed.
[0045]
FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating a preview image generated by the thumbnail image generation unit 563.
As shown in FIG. 9, the display unit 572 displays a thumbnail 715 generated by the thumbnail image generation unit 563 on the document display window 700 as an example of a preview image. The thumbnail 715 displays a preview image of the document image and the access right image 722.
The viewer can check the content of the document file and the content of the access right set for the document file by looking at the thumbnail 715, and determine whether to open the document file. In particular, since the thumbnail 715 can also indicate the setting range and setting position of the access right, the content of the access right can be presented more specifically than the icon 710.
[0046]
FIG. 10 is a diagram exemplifying a document image in which a confidential part is displayed by the display method selected by the display selection unit 568. FIG. 10A illustrates a document image when a blank pattern is selected as a display method, and FIG. 10B illustrates a document image when a mask image including a character string is selected as a display method. I do.
As illustrated in FIG. 10A, when the display selection unit 568 selects a blank pattern as a display method, the display unit 572 displays a document image with blank confidential parts that are not allowed to be viewed.
Further, as illustrated in FIG. 10B, when the display selection unit 568 selects a mask image including a character string registered in advance as a display method, the display unit 572 displays a confidential portion that is not permitted to be viewed. The document image is displayed by substituting the mask image including the character string.
As described above, the processing program 52 can reduce the discomfort of the viewer by displaying or printing the confidential portion that is not permitted to be viewed in the display method desired by the viewer.
[0047]
[Modification 2]
In the above embodiment, the level display image 730 is displayed immediately before the document file is opened, and the confirmation of the full access level and the access right possible level is prompted. However, in the icon 710 or the property display 740, the full access level is displayed. And an access right possible level (level display image). Hereinafter, a second modified example regarding this point will be described.
[0048]
FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating a level display image 732 displayed by the level display unit 566 in the second modification.
As illustrated in FIG. 11, the level display unit 566 of the present modification displays the level display image 732 in association with the icon 710. For example, the level display unit 566 displays the level display image 732 corresponding to the document file in the icon 710 corresponding to the document file. In the level display image 732 of this example, a bar displaying the height of the full access level and a bar displaying the height of the accessible level are displayed in an overlapping manner.
Further, the level display unit 566 displays the properties of the document file corresponding to the selected icon 710 and the level display list 742 (level display image) in the property display 740. In this example, since the icon 710a is selected, the properties of the document file (document 1) corresponding to the icon 710a are displayed on the property display 566, and the full access level set for this document file is displayed. A level display list 742 including accessible levels is displayed.
As described above, by displaying the level display image 732 or the level display list 742 before instructing the user to open the document file by clicking the icon 710 or the like, the preview of the authority level can be made more effective. .
[0049]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, according to the processing device of the present invention, it is possible to notify that the access right is set to the confidential part of the document file.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a hardware configuration of a processing device 2 to which a processing method according to the present invention is applied;
FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a configuration of a processing program 5 which is executed by a control device 20 (FIG. 1) and realizes a processing method according to the present invention.
FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating access right setting information attached to a document file.
FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing an operation (S10) of the processing device 2 (processing program 5).
FIG. 5 is a diagram exemplifying an icon image displayed by a display unit 572 in a process of S150 (FIG. 4).
FIG. 6 is a diagram exemplifying a level display image displayed by a level display unit in a process of S170 (FIG. 4).
7A illustrates a document image displayed by the display unit 572 in step S180 when the access right is not set, and FIG. 7B illustrates a document image displayed when the access right is set. FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a document image and an access right image displayed by a unit 572 in S180.
FIG. 8 is a diagram showing a configuration of a processing program 52 in a modified example.
FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating a preview image generated by a thumbnail image generation unit 563;
10A illustrates a document image in a case where a blank pattern is selected as a display method by a display selection unit 568, and FIG. 10B illustrates a mask image including a character string as a display method in a display selection unit 568. FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating a document image when selected by the user.
FIG. 11 is a diagram exemplifying a level display image displayed by a level display unit 566 in a modification.
[Explanation of symbols]
2 Processing unit
5, 52 ... processing program
510 ・ ・ ・ File acquisition unit
520 ... input unit
530... Authority judging unit
540... Display determination unit
550... Icon image generation unit
560: Image generation unit
562: Document image generation unit
563... Thumbnail image generation unit
564... Access right image generation unit
566: Level display section
568 ··· Display selection unit
570 ... Image output unit
572 ··· display unit
574 ・ ・ ・ Printing unit
700: Document display window
710 ... icon
715 ... Thumbnail
720: Document image
722 ... access right image
724: Mask image
730, 732... Level display image
740: Property display
742: Level display list

Claims (12)

  1. Document image generating means for generating a document image indicating a document file;
    Access right image generation means for generating an access right image indicating the contents of the access right set in the confidential portion included in the document file;
    An image output unit that outputs the document image and the access right image by associating the confidential part of the document image generated by the document image generation unit with the access right image generated by the access right image generation unit. A document file processing device to which an access right is set.
  2. The access right image generating means generates an access right image in a display mode according to the content of the access right,
    The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the image output unit outputs a document image in which a confidential part is replaced with the access right image.
  3. The access right image generating means generates the access right image in a display mode in which a grant target to which the access right is granted can be identified,
    3. The apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the image output unit outputs the access right image generated by the access right image generation unit and a document image.
  4. The document image generating means generates a preview image of a document file,
    The image output unit associates the confidential part and the access right image included in the preview image with each other, and outputs the preview image generated by the document image generation unit and the confidential part generated by the access right image generation unit. The apparatus for processing a document file to which an access right is set, according to any one of claims 1 to 3, which outputs a right image.
  5. An icon image generating means for generating an icon image of the document file;
    Display mode determining means for determining a display mode of an icon image that enables identification of the content of the access right set to the confidential portion included in the document file;
    A display unit for displaying the icon image generated by the icon image generating unit in the display mode determined by the display mode determining unit.
  6. A level display unit for displaying an authority level of an access right set for a confidential portion included in the document file and an authority level of an access right granted to a viewer of the document file. Item 6. A processing device for a document file to which an access right is set according to any one of Items 1 to 5.
  7. Display selection means for selecting a display method of a confidential part to which no access right is given, in accordance with an operation by a viewer of the document file,
    2. The document file to which the access right is set, according to claim 1, wherein the image output unit outputs a document image in which a confidential part to which the access right is not given is displayed by the display method selected by the display selection unit. Processing equipment.
  8. Document images with confidential parts kept secret,
    An access right image indicating the contents of the access right set in the confidential part,
    An image forming medium in which the access right image is associated with a confidential part included in the document image.
  9. Generate a document image showing the document file,
    Generate an access right image indicating the contents of the access right set for the confidential part included in this document file,
    Associating the confidential portion of the generated document image with the generated access right image and outputting the document image and the access right image;
    How to process document files for which access rights have been set.
  10. Generate icon image of document file,
    Determine the display mode of the icon image that allows the content of the access right set to the confidential part included in this document file to be identified,
    In the determined display mode, display the generated icon image,
    How to process document files for which access rights have been set.
  11. In a processing device for a document file to which an access right is set, including a computer,
    Generating a document image indicating a document file containing a confidential part;
    Generating an access right image indicating the contents of the access right set in the confidential part of the document file;
    A program causing a computer of the processing apparatus to execute a step of associating a confidential portion included in the generated document image with the generated access right image and outputting the document image and the access right image.
  12. In a processing device for a document file to which an access right is set, including a computer,
    Generating an icon image of the document file;
    A step of determining a display mode of an icon image that makes it possible to identify the contents of the access right set in the confidential part included in the document file;
    Displaying the generated icon image in the determined display mode.
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