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Invoice created. How to edit once and then lock it from being edited?

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20-11-2008

Hello,

I just started using LiveCycle the other day when I purchased CS4.



I created a custom invoice for my billing using text fields and numeric fields. This works fine and it looks good.



When I create a PDF from LiveCycle it has the fields that I can input my amounts into, text, and so forth.



How do I, once I edit the PDF lock it so that the clients I am sending the invoice to, can not edit it but only print it? I see this functionality only within LiveCycle itself, requiring a password to edit, however I would prefer to just edit the PDF myself (since I am the only one doing the billing) and then just lock it somehow rather than putting in a password each time.



Any ideas? I couldn't seem to find what I wanted here or in the help files.



Thanks

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21-11-2008

You can do this by using the signature field and in the Object > Signature tab there is a check box called "Lock Fields After Signing". I don't know how to do this outside of the signature though.

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24-11-2008

There is code you can write to lock down all objects on the form. If you post your email address I will send you a sample.

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Hi Paul! my email id would be ajay.yada@gmail.com, can u send me the smaple...??

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25-11-2008

Just sent it

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05-12-2008

Paul,



I would very much appreciate this sample code, if possible. Thanks.

dfulmer AT cox DOT net

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05-12-2008

A related topic. I've been using a script that Paul provided that, among other things, makes all the fields read-only on a contract-type document when the receiver opens the docuemnt to prevent changes to the field values. Recently, an unscruplulous customer used Acrobat to modfy the text-portions of the document and changed the terms of the deal without informing us that they had done so. Since folks were relying on a pdf as a "secure" document that would be difficult to edit, the contract changes weren't caught until the last minute. The customer indicated it was deliberately an attempt to make changes they hoped we'd not catch. So . . .



Is there a way after setting the fields to read-only when the receiver opens the document to programmaticlaly lock the entire document so all the receiver can do is print it out?



We "fired" the customer . . . .