Possible to Password/Prevent Editing Certain Fillable Text Areas?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Hello,

 

I'm trying to create a way for other managers/staff that need to have access to fill out a certain area of a form to be able to do so. But I also want to lock/prevent anyone else from editing this certain section. I have tried to password protect the sheet and that is fine but when I go to edit the fields they will have steps to remember to remove read-only and then set it back to read-only after. Is there a way I could password protect the form and also keep them as read-only but still provide them with an easy way to edit the chart area?

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Edit and convert PDFs, JavaScript, PDF forms

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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There are various ways that you can achieve this with Acrobat JavaScript and some of the Acrobat built-in features.

 

Can you be more specific of what exactlt you need to protect, or perhaps share an example of the PDF?

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Hello,

I have attached a simple Image to show the 2 different areas, one will be unlocked and fillable, the other area I would like to be read only but editable for certain people. Right now I have it with a password and they could use a text deliminated txt file to update the table area towards the bottom of the image. The area at the bottom needs to be protected and not editable at all.

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