I'm currently looking at the requirements of BIP0008 and general issues of
admissibility of electronic records. One of our problem areas is macros in
documents saved to our EDRMS. Some documents use macros for good reason.
However, when these are declared as records, the macros remain active and
may alter information in the record when the file is opened. Clearly this
would reduce the evidential weight of the record.
One option is for us to make it a business rule that everybody disables
the macros before declaring a record. This could, however, be quite an
onerous process, and I doubt whether this would always happen.
Has anyone else faced this problem, and found a different solution?
Any thoughts much appreciated.
Records Management Analyst