4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2015 2:27 AM by George_Johnson

    Password protecting government forms.

    usnavigator

      I would like to download a government form from a government website; complete the form; and then password protect the form so that I can email the form to a person who knows the password. 

        • 1. Re: Password protecting government forms.
          sukritd15 Adobe Employee

          Hi ,

           

          You could password protect your PDF however you would have to disclose the password to that person so that he has the access the PDF.It could still be misused if you disclose the password to him.

          Password are not meant to be shared.

          Though you could refer the following link on how to protect your PDF.

          Acrobat Help | Securing PDFs with passwords

           

          Regards

          Sukrit Dhingra

          • 2. Re: Password protecting government forms.
            usnavigator Level 1

            Sukrit,

            I've read those instructions before.  However, when I implement them, I receive the following message box:

            You cannot change security on this document because the document is signed and certified.

            I haven't filled out the form with information yet.

            Please help.

            Thanks,

            Elaine Elaine M. Calderon

                  From: sukritd15 <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

            To: Elaine Calderon <mcaldern75@yahoo.com>

            Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2015 7:50 PM

            Subject:  Password protecting government forms.

                

             

             

            Password protecting government forms.

            created by sukritd15 in Security & Electronic Signatures - View the full discussionHi , You could password protect your PDF however you would have to disclose the password to that person so that he has the access the PDF.It could still be misused if you disclose the password to him.Password are not meant to be shared.Though you could refer the following link on how to protect your PDF.Acrobat Help

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            • 3. Re: Password protecting government forms.
              Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

              Ah, the file may be signed, in which case you certainly cannot do this. But it may also just be Reader Enabled. If it is, there will be special instructions at the bottom of the security properties.

              • 4. Re: Password protecting government forms.
                George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                An option when dealing with a PDF that you can't apply security to is to include it as a file attachment in a different PDF that you then apply security to. The user would have to open the PDF with the password and then open the attached PDF form.