I have an application I'm submitting to our school website for potential students to fill out. There are sections for the student(s) to fill out as well as sections for staff to fill out. For the sake of security for the student filling out the form, I'd like to set it up so that once the student has filled out the proper sections and submits the information, any information filled out and signed by the student is locked from editing on my part. I only need to read what the student filled out and signed, then add my notes to Staff sections. Is this possible? If so, how? I need details!
You can create a script that will lock the fields before signing. But when you edit the document after the student signs, the signature will no longer be valid and the document will show that it has been changed after signing. Adobe restricts the number of files you can collect information on with forms that can be saved and emailed. The restriction used to be 500 files unless you purchased the appropriate LiveCycle product to enable the pdf files for saving.
Why in the world are you requiring potential students to sign forms. Many students will not know how to sign pdf files. Just have a button that will submit the information to a website for you to extract or to send you the information in an FDF file and import the information form. You can have a button that will lock the fields they fill out. This will ensure you do not have to worry about the 500 file limit.