This form will transmit medical information. I need the respondent to be able to pull the blank form from a public website or to receive it by email and for the blank form to NOT be password protected for opening by the respondent. (I already understand how to protect it from editing, printing...). Once the respondent populates the fields, I need the form to become password secure and encrypted in a manner that only allows me, the author to open and access the private information.
I would like this form to be both Apple and Windows friendly. I am creating in a Windows environment.
Please advise. And, I am not a programmer. Hopefully, this will not require more technical training.
I'm not sure if that's possible. The normal way of protecting personal information is to have a secure web server to which the form is submitted by https (not http). This is secure as soon as the information leaves the user's computer.
Creating the script for receiving the data will require a web programmer. Do not be tempted to try to do this or take on an amateur; security issues are dead serious and you need a specialist who is familiar with the tricks and techniques of the hackers.
Thank you for the feedback. Very helpful.