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User Permissions

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 31, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I am in need of some help regarding user permissions. I need users to be able to have read only permissions on all documents except their own, but when i have set this up i notice that the user can still Publish a Major Version. i have 6 department sites, each with their own document library, so i need to create groups for these departments so that i can assign users to, so that they can edit within their own department site but only read in other sites. so how can i set the permissions so that the user is unable to Publish documents and also is unable to delete anything that is not thie own?

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