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Remove PDF passwords using a virtual PDF printer
Authored by: rameeti on Nov 25, '05 07:15:14AM

As you are looking for a reason for passwording the changing of a document, how about this:

My company takes a somewhat generic form that our industry uses and spends a good deal of time turning that 'print it out, fill it in form' into a real form with calculations that allow the user to fill it out and submit the info online to us. We then put our header on the top. We've done this to hundreds of our industry standard forms. We'd like to have that business advantage of our consumers being able to use our forms for submission to us. Should it fair that our competitors could just wipe our logo and name off of the form and then post the fillable form to their website for their customers?

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Remove PDF passwords using a virtual PDF printer
Authored by: goodguy on Jan 02, '06 08:12:33AM

i'm sorry for your company if it tries to protect something using pdf-passwords. darwin's theory tells us that you deserve to have your work stolen.

what about creating a web-page for these forms and then doing the calculations or whatever on the server? that would hardly be more work for you, but add a *much* higher layer of protection.

pdf-passwords are just a pain in the ass that annoy but do not protect at all. supporting or using them should be a legal offence ;-)

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