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Saving as Undoable PDF

Community Beginner ,
May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021

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Hello

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.

Mohsen.

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Participant , May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021

Hi

You could use the Security options when saving as a PDF. 

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Check the Use a Password to restrict editing and adjust the permissions asa preferred.

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Community Expert ,
May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021

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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).

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Monica

What do you mean with "Illustrator editing functions"? Do you mean “Preserve Illustrator Editing Compatibilities”?

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Exactly that.

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Hi

You could use the Security options when saving as a PDF. 

security.png

 

 

 

 

Check the Use a Password to restrict editing and adjust the permissions asa preferred.

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Thank you very much.

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Community Expert ,
May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021

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Mohsen,

 

This picture shows the obtainable level of security against editing,

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/how-to-restrict-pdf-file-from-copying-and-editing/m-p/120...

 

The rest of that recent thread is also worth reading.

 

And what Monika said.

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