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Topic: Re: SDK sample: ROT13 howto question?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58446
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM

At 2:00 PM -0400 9/25/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Now I notice a menu item that simply tells the plug in is there.
>Also when I go to "Save As" and look at the security features, I see
>there is either "None" or "Standard" or "ROT13". I choose ROT13 and
>it correctly looks for this plug in when opening any files saved
>with it.

Great - sounds like it's installed and working just fine.

>I still have a problem that the SDK seemingly has what I want:
>"Set up a secure CD-ROM where the PDF files can be opened without a
>password when they are on the CD and the plug-in is installedóbut
>cannot be opened if they are moved to a system without the plug-in
>and the special file that existed on the CD."

Sure, you can do that. You simply need to write all the
functionality yourself - there is no free lunch here.

>What I need is to find out how to get the above quoted functionality
>to run with users who have Acrobat Reader.

There are two parts to the problem here...

1) Getting the functionality. This will require you to understand
PDF, the Acrobat security model, file system access, etc. Nothing
rocket science, but it's not a walk in the park either.

2) Working with Reader. This requires you to get a special license
from Adobe for making your plug-in work with Reader, and then there
is the issue that a Reader 3.x plugin is different than a Reader 4.0
plugin from a Reader 4.0.5 plugin.

>I have checked "File Open" and although seems to be workable, my
>company doesn't have the money.

But they have the time & money for you to learn to program
Acrobat plug-ins for both Mac OS and Windows. Cool - you must work
cheap ;).

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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