Protecting a PDF but allowing subsequent signatures?

New Here ,
Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Hi everyone,

 

I was just wondering if anyone had a solution to the problem that I'm trying to solve. A bit of a background - I'm a fairly novice Adobe user and I'm currently using Adobe Acrobat 2017.

 

Essentially what I was hoping to do is to protect the PDF document from any editing but still allow different parties to sign the document. If anyone has any tips on how to do this, that would be great. Thanks!

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Comment review and collaborate PDF, Create PDFs, General troubleshooting, PDF forms, Security digital signatures and esignatures

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Add signature fields and at protection allow form filling and signing. 

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Hi Bernd, thank you for your reply. Is there a way that the signing parties can lock/save their signature and date in the fillable fields after signing?  I tried this method but I see that the signature and date can be easily deleted from the fillable fields.

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Signatures can easily be deleted, but then there is an unsigned document, that is not valid. So those participating in the process will perhaps not do that. It is possible to worry about security too much, especially as "protecting from editing" ignores the many apps which do not enfoce security.

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