How to Save a PDF as Read Only | frikilife.comI am using Adobe Acrobat X Standard. I have figured out how to create a fillable PDF. I want my sales people to use this as a proposal form that they cal type proposals, save them and e-mail them to clients. The trouble is that I do not want the client receiving the proposal via e-mail to be able to edit this form in any way. How can I do this? I want them to be able to print it as it arrives to them but I don't want them to be able to change anything. Bill Yerkes.
Restrict Who Can Edit or Print PDF Documents
There are several software tools available that make editing a PDF a straightforward process. Apple provides every Mac with Preview, a free program that allows you to view and edit a PDF and other file types. With Preview, you can highlight text, include a signature, or add text and comments. You probably have a copy of Microsoft Word already. You can then edit the document as needed.
Saving a PDF document in read-only format prevents readers from editing its content. If your business has a copy of Adobe Acrobat, take advantage of its security settings to configure your PDF files so that anyone can read them but only certain individuals who know the password can make edits. If your business does not have a copy of Acrobat, set your documents to the read-only format using a PDF-encryption website. Browse to the location on your computer where your PDF file is located. Double-click the file to open it. Click a compatibility level to apply to your PDF document.
The Adobe portable document format was developed in to allow document sharing. A file saved as a PDF document does not require people viewing the document to have the software that created the document installed on their computer. Adobe PDF files can be viewed and printed with a free program, such as the popular Adobe Reader, and edited with an application such as Adobe Acrobat. Click the Windows "Start" button, and then click "All Programs. Click the "Advanced" menu and select the "Security" option.