PDF Locking

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by monke, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

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    What exactly can you lock within a PDF?

    I know you can limit print copies, but other then that I have no idea.

    Which programs can you do this with?
    InDesign? Acrobat Professional?
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

    telecomm

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    You can password protect a PDF file using Preview (in Leopard) if all you want to do is prevent people without the password from opening the document.

    Otherwise you'd use Acrobat Pro to do anything more sophisticated, like restrict printing, content copying, page extraction, commenting, etc. (all of which are either allowed or disallowed, with a few options like allowing low res printing but disallowing high res printing, etc.).
     
  3. design-is macrumors 65816

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  4. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    And there´s PDFKey Pro… It can both add and remove password protection, the latter very handy at times when you need something, like a logo or graphic, from a protected PDF.

    $25
     
  5. monke thread starter macrumors 65816

    monke

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    Thanks.

    I should have mentioned the I don't want password locking, but design-is' link was great. :)
     
  6. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Always happy to help :) Keeping the MacRumors spirit alive ;) lol
     

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