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How to set Adobe Acrobat Security

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Charlton, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. Charlton

    Charlton Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I was able to restrict the .pdf file not to print and edit. How can I restrict from Save/Save-as or to Email?

    Any help appreciated, thanks in advance.

    Charlton
     
  2. Squashman

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    I don't see any of those options in the Securty features for Adobe Acrobat Pro 6. Come to think of it. That would seem to be nearly impossible to do. If you want people to read it, it has to get on their hard drive somehow. Either in a Temp file by opening it from a Website or downloading it and then viewing it. I think you are asking for the impossible.
     
  3. Charlton

    Charlton Thread Starter

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    Yes, I don't see Adobe Acrobat has these features. We host the .pdf files in our company web server for users to view it ONLY, but we don't want them to be able to print, edit/modify, save it and email.

    We were able to restrict the users from edit/modify and print the pdf file, however we are unable to restrict from EMAIL and SAVE IT.

    Thanks,
    Charlton
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    For anyone to be able to read it, they do have to be able to download it locally.

    One it's downloaded, its a file and can be treated as any other in that regard as far as emailing.

    Perhaps you need an application other than PDF, though just what eludes me at present.
     
  5. Et Al

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    Anything that can be displayed on a computer screen can be copied (ref: [ Print Screen ] key on the keyboard).

    Then it's just a matter of using the right application to save, create and/or modify.

    I know of a supervisor at a company who had all of his email messages where it could not be 'saved,' 'copied' or 'printed' in an effort to with hold any evidence from a union steward (you can see it, but I'll just deny it ever existed mentality).

    Union Steward had no problem saving and printing any messages that displayed on the computer screen. It actually made it better evidence.

    Perhaps a meeting with a projector?
     
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