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    I am currently using Nova pdf lite a free pdf creator, but it does not allow me to lock the documents to stop others from editing them.

    Is there another freebie pdf creator that has this function

    Thanks

    P.S tried searching PF1 with no luck

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    Does open office allow you to do this? I'm not sure - someone esle will have a solid suggestion.
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    I take it you created the PDF file??

    You'll need something like Adobe Reader Pro or Nitro PDF Pro.

    Theyre not free though.

    Openoffice and Word 2007 saves docs as PDF, with the PDF addon.

    BUT, I dont know if OO lets you protect them, but it doesnt look like Office 2007 does.

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    I have an extension running in Firefox that allows me to do those things...read, write and lock...although I don't use all the features.

    You can use a secure password too if you like...but I haven't gone that far either.

    I DO know that Firefox PDF device is legally acceptable and secure evidence in the eyes of the law here in the US.


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    I have used bullzip pdf creator, which has can password protect documents. Though I have not tried the password protector...
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    I use PDFCreator, which allows you to set passwords when you create the PDF file.

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    OpenOffice allows you to set a password and control the permissions for editing. You don't get this option if you use the icon on the toolbar but you do if you go File->Export as PDF
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    Hi all
    thanks for the info I have gone with bullzip as it seems to be the easiest to use.

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    I thought the whole point of a PDF was that it was auto lock?

    Otherwise what IS point?
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    Hi C. This is a break-down of what each of Adobe Acrobat's versions allow or disallow.... Most other programmes are copies/versions of similar.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html

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