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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.

You can do this easily with form builder software like Fluix

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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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