Re: Read-only PDF Files?

Subject: Re: Read-only PDF Files?
From: Max Wyss <prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch>
To: "Pollich, Peter" <peter -dot- pollich -at- supertracks -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 23:50:34 +0200


The options are all there. You set them with Acrobat in the Security
settings. When you save a document with Save as..., you can change the
security settings to "Standard". Here you have the following options:

* Specifying password for _opening_ the document

* Specifying password for _changing the security settings_.

Within the security settings, you have four settings you can set individually:

* Allow / forbid printing

* Allow / forbid changing the document

* Allow / forbid copying text and graphics from the document

* Allow / forbid adding and changing annotations and form fields.

So, in your case, you would have to forbid changing the document as well as
copying text.

You can also set these security settings as a batch process for a directory
and its subdirectories.

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
e-mail: mailto:prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch

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I could have sworn it was possible to create read-only PDF Docs from Word
docs. Unfortunately, when I attempt to do so I can't find any sort of option
in Acrobat 4.05, nor mention of it in the Adobe documentation. The Adobe
website doesn't mention it either.

Am I imagining things, or is it just not possible? The reason for this is a
rather meager attempt to prevent code from being easily copied (as opposed
to typed out) by competitors.

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