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Fillable Adobe Acrobat Forms for both user and "Office Use Only"

Explorer ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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Hi All,

 

I am creating several fillable forms, which will be used for both clients and office use.  Is there a way to password protect a field?

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Hi Lorie,

 

Hope you are doing well.

You can password protect a PDF in two ways, either setup a Document Open password or a Permission password to restrict editing of a PDF.

Here's how you do that: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/securing-pdfs-passwords.html 

However, setting up the specific password protected form field would not be possible.

 

Thanks,

Akanchha 

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Explorer ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Yes, thank you so much for your reply, I am very aware of how to set up password protection, but I did not think it was possible to protect just a particular field within a fillable form, but thank you so very much for confirming!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Actually, it is possible, using a script (although it's far from secure).

As the custom validation code of the "office only" fields enter the following code ("123456" is the password in this case):

 

event.rc = (app.response("Enter the office password:")=="123456");

 

Note that the user will have to enter the password each time they edit the field, though.

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Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Thank you, I will give it a try!

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