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How to both keep hyperlinks (Indd) and make it impossible to adjust the PDF document in Acrobat 9?

Jul 4, 2013 3:27 AM

Tags: #acrobat #9 #export #indesign #cs6 #hyperlinks

I created an Indesign (CS6) document with hyperlinks and exported it as a PDF document (Export -> Adobe PDF (interactive)).


I made 2 versions of the document. 1 full version and 1 light version (here some parts of the document are made invissible by adding white blocks over parts of the text/pictures). When opening the light PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, it is still possible to remove those blocks. What can I do to both keep the hyperlinks working and make it imposible to remove blocks or adjust the light document in any other way?


Hope someone can help me with this.


Best regards

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    Jul 4, 2013 5:30 AM   in reply to rwngroot

    The best you can do is add security to the PDF, but it only works for honest folk.

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    Jul 4, 2013 7:15 AM   in reply to rwngroot

    There is no absolute security for a PDF that has interactive features because flattening removes most of them.


    Perhaps you should rasterize the light version in Photoshop and add new hyperlinks to that.

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