Author Topic: lock files for editing or inputting any more comments  (Read 5173 times)

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lock files for editing or inputting any more comments
« on: March 22, 2007, 06:20:00 PM »
We plan to use your program in a workflow together with our accounting program. After last person has done his task I would like to lock file for further comments or editing. Can this be done?


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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 09:51:00 PM »
No. PDF files don't have reliable lock mechanisms. Only the protection by Open Password can give high grade of protection. The PDF standard password security permissions mechanism is used for that but PDF Explorer does not respect these impositions by default, but now that you refer this subject I suppose that I can add a configuration option to control this behavior and refuse edition of files with permission password set.
I suppose you are talking about the possibility to lock the file in the PDF Explorer environment but if I add that option, users can always edit it using some other application.


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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 09:58:00 AM »
Thanks. Locking option would only be to avoid accidental changing of files that has gone through our system and should only be changed if someone really knows what they are doing.