My experience with Adobe / PDF's is limited. Read, do some light editing, build some rudimentary forms for internal use.
I distribute my company's financials to our clients annually. Currently, I have them sign an NDA each year and mail a hard copy of the reports to them. I'd like to find a way to streamline the process a bit.
I realize that there is no sure fire way to restrict access to this information. If it is a hardcopy, they can scan and email it to unauthorized users. If there is some sort of T&C in front of it, they can still send that file to someone else if they don't take agreements seriously. So bottom line, I know I'm accepting risk with any method of distribution.
I would like to have the reader agree to some T&C / NDA terms before viewing the document. I can't figure out a way to do that prior to the reader actually viewing the document.
Is there a not-so-obvious menu option or function that I can play around with on this, or perhaps a reliable and cost-effective third party solution?
There are some tricks you can do if you want to limit your audience to using Adobe viewers (Acrobat/Reader). However, there is no way to create a consistent experience across the various desktop PDF viewers and embedded viewers in the more popular browsers. My best advice is to serve the PDF up via a script where the user accepts the terms in an HTML page before the PDF gets downloaded in the first place. In this case, you'd email your users a link to the script rather than the PDF itself.
Thanks for the reply. I'm not proficient in JS so I think I'm going to stay away from that.