restrict pdf?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by designingdani, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. designingdani macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2007
    louisville, ky
    Is there a way to make my pdfs uneditable from either InDesign when I export or Acrobat Pro?
  2. astroot macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    In Acrobat Pro you can set a password on the PDF and allow users to only do certain things like filling in fields, or nothing at all.

    I'm using Acrobat Pro 7 on Windows at work, and there's a "Secure" icon in the menu bar. Click on that, then click on "Show Security Settings", change the Security Method to "Password Security" then look under the "Permissions" section.

    Not sure if there is a better way to do it but this is the way I've done it for a while and it works fine.
  3. Kwill macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2003
    You can also set up PDF access permissions within the Export (PDF) dialog from InDesign. Click the "Security" sidebar.

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