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Brien Hamilton

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Brien Hamilton

I have a Form that I have added a bunch of text boxes and checkboxes that I don't want the people I am sending the pdf to, to be able to modify.

So, I have added a password to "Require a password to change security and access specific functions"

Printing allowed: High Resolution

Changes allowed: none

unchecked: Enabled copying of text, images and other content

unchecked: Enable text access for screen reader devices...

But, the document still allows editing the text.

And when I look at the document properties/security

EVERTHING is allowed.

How do I make it so that printing is allowed but nothing else?

Also, it would be super nice if I could add a jpg from the computer to this message




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Reymund Oyong


Thank you for reaching out through our Community Forums!

I could not reproduce this when following the workflow below:

1. Open the document in Nitro PDF Pro. 
2. Go to File > Document Properties > Security tab. 
3. Set the Security Method to Password Security, and apply the following:


4. Click Finish and then Ok. 
5. Click Save the close the document. 
6. Open again the document in Nitro PDF Pro. See screenshot below:


If needed, here's the file so you can review it. FormPasswordSecurity.pdf

If you save and then reopen the file, are you not receiving a notification that the document is restricted or has limited to some features similar to the above screenshot?

Kind regards,

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Brien Hamilton

Hey thanks for getting back to me on this.

I figured it out shortly after posting the question.

But, I do have another issue.

When I open a pdf with Nitro PDF Pro it is unreadable. If I open the same pdf with Acrobat it looks fine.

I'd like to show a comparison picture but, I can not post an image into this message and "insert image from url" does not seem to be working.

So, here is the link to the comparison image.


My older version of Nitro Pro PDF worked fine so, if this is not fixable I'd like to go back to the previous version of Nitro, that I was using.

Thank you,

B Hamilton


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Reymund Oyong

Greetings @Brien Hamilton

Can you share a copy of the PDF file so we can review and test it?
You may also try downgrading from the 14.19 to 14.18 build and see if the issue persists. To do this, uninstall 14.19, then install 14.18 using the installer from this link:

Kind regards,

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