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set password after pdf is saved

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Aug 01, 2019

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I would like my pdf form to require the person who saves the form to set a password to protect it.

I have a button that has several actions including a "Save As" action. I was wondering how to set a password as an action (button properties)?

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set password after pdf is saved

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I would like my pdf form to require the person who saves the form to set a password to protect it.

I have a button that has several actions including a "Save As" action. I was wondering how to set a password as an action (button properties)?

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Not possible.

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Aug 01, 2019

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If the person filling it out only has the free Reader and not the full-blown version of Acrobat then as mentioned, it is not possible.

But there may be an answer depending on the purpose of passwording it. If you want the password on there to keep others from viewing the info then you're out of luck (PDF passwords are not that strong anyway). If you just want to assure that no one has tampered with the pdf after the other party has filled it out, just add a signature field. Of course doing that requires Acrobat as well but the user wouldn't need it.

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It is required that the document is password protected before emailing it out to a different group. The document is a form that the user fills out. I do not need the data, I just need to make sure the user has password protected the document. I was able to write a javascript code for emailing it out with custom subject line but couldn't figure out how to incorporate a password protection.

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Are you using Acrobat (the full version, not the free Reader)? If so, what would keep you from adding a password then sending it along to the end user in a separate email?

No matter what though, the end user, if they only have the free Reader, will be able to add a password.

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