How can I save illustrator work as PDF so that it can not be edited again in illustrator? Because I want to publish the PDF without abling others to have original artboard.
thank for your answer.
When saving a PDF, uncheck "Illustrator editing functions"
That's about all you can do. It will be harder to edit, there won't be live effects or other live functionality, but others will still be able to edit paths. That capability cannot be turned off (unless you export to pixels).
What do you mean with "Illustrator editing functions"? Do you mean “Preserve Illustrator Editing Compatibilities”?
You could use the Security options when saving as a PDF.
Check the Use a Password to restrict editing and adjust the permissions asa preferred.
Thank you very much.
This picture shows the obtainable level of security against editing,
The rest of that recent thread is also worth reading.
And what Monika said.