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Incremental signatures and form flattening

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Aug 31, 2020

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If I have a PDF that contain multiple sections that need to be filled and sign by multiple peoples, is it possible to allow signatures to lock or flatten only a specific section? Or will be better to password protect every sections of the form?

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> is it possible to allow signatures to lock or flatten only a specific section?

Yes, if you use Signature fields you can set them to lock some fields, but not others. You'll find this option under their Properties, Signed tab.

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Incremental signatures and form flattening

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If I have a PDF that contain multiple sections that need to be filled and sign by multiple peoples, is it possible to allow signatures to lock or flatten only a specific section? Or will be better to password protect every sections of the form?

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> is it possible to allow signatures to lock or flatten only a specific section?

Yes, if you use Signature fields you can set them to lock some fields, but not others. You'll find this option under their Properties, Signed tab.

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Hi Jean-Claude,

 

I believe that is possible by certifying a PDF document before you send it out.

 

You, as the creator of the PDF form can employ an invisible certifying signature and then choose what portions of that document you desire to leave fillable.

 

Click on the "Certificates" tool (in the toolbar menu),  and select "Certify (Visible) or (Invisible) signature.

 

See this section:

 

Set privileges and permissions for others

  • Certify a document while leaving portions of it available for form filling, signatures, or comments
  • Use Acrobat Pro software to enable users of Reader 9 or later to sign with certificate IDs
  • Use Acrobat Standard or Pro to encrypt a PDF document with a certificate ID to restrict usage such as printing, editing, or copying

 

From Adobe Helpx guidance What can I do with certificate IDs? 

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> is it possible to allow signatures to lock or flatten only a specific section?

Yes, if you use Signature fields you can set them to lock some fields, but not others. You'll find this option under their Properties, Signed tab.

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Thanks!

That was exactly what I neeeded. I should have look in the properties. 😉

 

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