3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2018 1:52 PM by try67

    Disable Advanced Editing Options?


      Most of our employees utilize Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 or 9.  We created custom stamps that pull the Windows login/username and current date/time.  We then use a script to copy that stamp to every page of the document.  We would like the document to secure from edits; however, a second user needs to stamp the document as well.  i thought the easiest way to do this would be to flatten the stamps.  This seems to work; however, the Advanced Editing options allow most the the document to be editable.  Is there a way to disable to Advanced Editing options in the program so users cannot utilize them?

        • 1. Re: Disable Advanced Editing Options?
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          You can apply a security policy that prevents editing, via File -

          Properties - Security.

          • 2. Re: Disable Advanced Editing Options?
            kylev7588668 Level 1

            We don't want to completely lock down the PDF until two different people apply their stamps to it.  We want the first person to apply their stamps and then have a second person also apply their stamps to the document before it is locked down.  However, we wanted to find a way to embed the first person's stamps in the document so they can't be deleted before moving onto the second person.  Flattening the annotations makes it appear to be embedded in the document; however, the Advanced Editing tools still allow them to be deleted if the document is not locked through say a sign and certify procedure.  If the Advanced Editing tools were disabled, this would solve the problem.  I don't know if this is possible to do or not.

            • 3. Re: Disable Advanced Editing Options?
              try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              It's not. But if these are your employees who are doing it, instruct them not to. They work for you, don't they?