I want to set a password on a newly created PDF document that prevents editing but allows the content of the document to be searched either directly or via Windows (using the Reader Search Handler). How can I do this please?
What a search app does with a protected document depends on the search app. But many of them follow this rule. The first step of searching is to extract text. So you need to allow text extraction (copying). If this isn't adequate refer to the documentation for each specific search/indexing app.
Thanks for your reply Test Screen Name. If I read you correctly you are saying because I protect the document to prevent copying I inadvertently prevent a search tool indexing the text because it can't extract it from the original document? Interesting.