security for pdf

DogDragonDogDragon Jacksonville, Fl Icrontian
edited May 2010 in Internet & Media
I was told there's a way to lock pdf files so you can send them
but the person who receive it can open it but can not resend it to
someone else. I'm using but can put Microsoft
office on if I need to.


  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited May 2010
    Most PDF's are locked and cannot be modified, but you can't prevent someone from sending it out again.

    You can password protect them, but if you give the password to someone, they can still send the password to the next person as well.
  • DogDragonDogDragon Jacksonville, Fl Icrontian
    edited May 2010
    So, I understand that they can't change them. But there no way
    to prevent them from being resend. Thanks
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian
    edited May 2010
    The answer to your question is no. Once someone has a file (any file) there is no way to stop them from sending the file on. Even if there is security on it, if you give someone the key to access it, they can simply pass on the key.

    You have run into the eternal struggle of DRM.

  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited May 2010
    Microsoft has the ability to limit document distribution in their enterprise level systems. It integrates Office, outlook, Active Directory, and permissions to restrict printing, forwarding, modifying, and even the number of times you can open a document.

    For what you are looking for, DogDragon, nope.
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