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PDF Document Restriction

Nov 22, 2012 7:50 PM

I want to be able to ensure that only one person at a time can open a PDF or gives you a warning when the document is already open - much like MS Office documents do when you try to open a document someone else has opened.


At the moment - the only way to know someone else has the document open is when you go to save the document and you get a message saying it is already open would you like to save it as another document name.


Any ideas/suggestions? This is causing me a bit of grief as I have to combine, by copying and pasting changes/comments from multiple documents into one document.



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    Nov 23, 2012 5:08 AM   in reply to Jos99

    It's not possible. Acrobat / Adobe Reader do not and cannot create lockfiles, so there is absolutely no way to tell if someone else has opened a copy.

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    Nov 23, 2012 12:23 PM   in reply to Dave Merchant

    Uhg! Major source of big time corrupttion.


    The reason Offie Application (Mac or PC) lock a file so only one person can working  a file at time is to prevent serious file corruption.  what were the braniacs at adobe thinking of?

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