Adding a headed paper background to an existing invoice PDF but preventing any additional editing

New Here ,
Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

 

I have a customer who requires a specific header on their invoices and for it to be emailed to them.

 

Our current invoices are generated as a PDF from our business software, we then print on to headed paper and post out.  For this customer, additional steps are that we scan the printed document and email it out. 

 

We'd like to remove the print to headed paper stage to save resources.

 

I understand that we can use Acrobat to add a background (headed paper) but there are concerns that this gives employees the ability to edit invoices further than just the background i.e. they spot a mistake, edit the pdf to correct it but not the business software.  Therefore our invoice sent doesn't match the system record.

 

Is there a simple way I can perform this background addition whilst maintaining security of the document content?

 

Thanks Scott

TOPICS
Edit and convert PDFs

Views

50

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Most Valuable Participant ,
Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You can digitally sign the file, after adding the header. Any changes to it after that point will invalidate the signature.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks for responding @try67 unfortunately it still means that the document could have additional edits made at the same time as the header is applied and therefore doesn't meet our accountants requirements.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Most Valuable Participant ,
Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes, the document can atill be edited, but you will be able to prove that it was edited. This is in fact the only way you can do that, unless you spend a small fortune on DRM protection. The choice is yours.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Understood, thank you

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines