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Question on fillable form for download

Engaged ,
Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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I have created a fillable form from a PDF that will be downloadable from a website. Is there a way for the person downloading the file to fill out the form and send the form back by email, but the originator of form not be able to change the information on the recieved form? I did a test send of the form filled out, but when I got the form back in email and opened it I could still click into the form fields. The Adobe help document on Creating and Distributing PDF forms was a little vague. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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The most secure way of doing that is to add a Digital Signature field to the form and set it as required (so the user has to sign it before submitting the form back), AND also set it to lock all the fields in the file when signed.

Both can be done via the field's Properties. The former is under the General tab and the latter under the Signed tab.

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Engaged ,
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Thanks for the reply try67,

Can it be done without adding the digital signature?

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Yes, but it's not as secure. For example, you can use a script to set all the fields as read-only.

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