2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2014 2:59 AM by Sysihpus

    How to protect editable field through system user name?

    Sysihpus

      Case:

      3 editable fields.

      3 groups.

      Each field must be filled by one person of each group.

       

      Question:

      If the field is edited, only the person who edited the field may change it. Is this possible in an editable Acrobat document?

       

      Thx for helping!

        • 1. Re: How to protect editable field through system user name?
          Sandee Cohen Adobe Community Professional

          I suppose that JavaScript could do this. But there are other ways depending on your workflow.

           

          Is each person going to download the PDF from a central file? Will each person have full Acrobat, not Reader? If so, each person could assign a security setting to the file.

           

          Is it vital that one person not be able to change another's answer? Or is it just a common courtesy that you don't want that form field changed? If so, just have that person change the status of the field to read only.

          • 2. Re: How to protect editable field through system user name?
            Sysihpus Level 1

            Thx in advance for your time Sandee.

             

            The procedure is that the first person opens the document and fills the fields which he or she is responsible for.

            Then the document is saved and the next person opens  the document and so on....

             

            At this moment we are using Acrobat Reader.

             

            It is vital that the entered data can only be changed by the one that filled in the data.