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Topic: Re: How to restrict editable fields on PDF?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57391
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM

At 7:30 AM +1000 10/13/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>We are currently using browser based PDF forms to display
>information from database. We created those fields on the PDF that
>need to dynamic filled. The display looks great. But the problem
>is all those fields are editable by users. Is there anyway to avoid
>of this?
>Any input is appreciated.

Two options.

The simple one is to simply mark those fields as "Read Only"
on the original PDF file, and then once it's filled in with the data
the user won't be able to edit it.

The alternative is to purchase some 3rd party software
(FDFMerge - that can "flatten" form fields,
so that they are now just data and no longer edit fields at all.

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