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Possible recovery method
Authored by: surf on Dec 31, '05 06:11:42AM

No, this is not a possible recovery method.

There are two different things possible with PDFs.

1. Encrypt the whole file and require a password to even view it.

The hint is not about this, it does not do anything with PDF encryption.

2. You can set some flag in the file which disables printing, saving a copy or copying of text from the file in PDF viewers which respect this flag.

This is what the hint is about. ColorSync is a PDF Viewer, which simply does not look into the "restriction" flags.

The later is really just an annoyance (often company policy). What you can see can be retyped or you can make a screen shot. But if you want to read it as a printout in the bus, copy some bibliography information to send in a mail or copy some text for a citation (things I often do for my research), these restrictions get on your nerves.



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