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Making a Form Locked/Non-Editable After Submission

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Feb 20, 2017

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So the thing with this form is that when the person submits it, it will go off to a particular email address. When it arrives, it is still editable – the person receiving can still click in a field and change the content. I don’t want that to happen. Once they submit the info should be embedded / locked / non-editable.

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Making a Form Locked/Non-Editable After Submission

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So the thing with this form is that when the person submits it, it will go off to a particular email address. When it arrives, it is still editable – the person receiving can still click in a field and change the content. I don’t want that to happen. Once they submit the info should be embedded / locked / non-editable.

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Feb 21, 2017

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There are two ways you can "lock" a form, one of these only works in Adobe Acrobat, the other works in the free Adobe Reader as well:

1) You can 'flatten' the form. This converts all dynamic content in a PDF to static content. You would do this with the Doc.flattenPages() method: Acrobat DC SDK Documentation - Doc.flattenPages() - This method only works in Adobe Acrobat.

2) You can set all form fields to read-only. This also works in the free Reader. The best way to do this is by iterating over all fields and setting the "readonly" property to true: Acrobat DC SDK Documentation - Field.readonly See here for some sample code: PDF Form javascript for making readonly field by using button

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Mar 04, 2017

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Two more options:

3) Submit to a ASP.net server-side script and flatten with iTextSharp and send the attachment using SMTP.

4) Create a signature field, and lock select fields upon signing action (under field properties)

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