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How do I lock clip art but have the document still be editable?

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Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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I am working on a self populating project for teachers. The teacher types in 12 words and they go to picture cards. The clip art terms of use say I need to secure the clip art but I also need to have the words populate to those pages. What settings do I use to secure the picture yet allow writing?  Thank you!

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Create PDFs, How to, Print and prepress, Standards and accessibility

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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What do they mean by "secure" it, exactly? Prevent it from being extracted?

If so, you can apply a security policy that allows filling in form fields but doesn't allow content extraction, but unless you also apply a file-open password it's trivial to get around it. And at any rate, someone will always be able to take a screenshot of the page and crop out the clipart, if they really wanted to... There's nothing you can do about that.

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Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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Hi there

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. AS you want to secure the clip art in the PDF form but still want it to be fillable.

 

You can limit access to a PDF by setting passwords and by restricting certain features, such as printing and editing. However, you cannot prevent saving copies of a PDF. The copies have the same restrictions as the original PDF. Two types of passwords are available:

 

Document open password: A Document Open password (also known as a user password) requires a user to type a password to open the PDF.

 

Permissions password: A permissions password (also known as a master password) requires a password to change permission settings. Using a permissions password, you can restrict printing, editing, and copying content in the PDF. Recipients don’t need a password to open the document in Reader or Acrobat. They do need a password to change the restrictions you've set.

 

For more information please check out the help page https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/securing-pdfs-passwords.html

 

Regards

Amal

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