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How to prevent printing or editing a PDF form

To prevent PDFs from being printed or edited, set up the respective security settings that won’t allow the files to be tampered with.

Step 1. Open a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro, proceed to the File option on the top menu bar and select Properties in the list:

Step 2. Choose Password Security in the dropdown below:

Step 3. In the Permissions section, choose whether printing and editing is allowed. For more granular permissions as to editing, select Changes Allowed:


Step 4. Once all permissions and restrictions are set up, enter a password that will later allow you to change these settings.

Step 5. Save changes to the PDF form and upload it to the folder that is used in a workflow.

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