I am using PDFCreator 1.2.1 on Windows7. I was shocked to discover that the security settings for Disallowing users to copy/modify/comments/etc do not have any effect! I have been happily sending "protected" documents to people without realizing that the security is not working!
Note for the sceptics: I am using an owner password to protect the document and digital signatures to sign it. I opened the document in PDFXchange Viewer 2.0 as well as Adobe Acrobat 9.0. The document properties shows everything is allowed! And I could actually modify the document using PDFXViewer.
I have been able to get it to work with the following setting:
.cOption("UseAutosave") = 1
.cOption("UseAutosaveDirectory") = 1
.cOption("AutosaveDirectory") = sPDFPath
.cOption("AutosaveFilename") = sPDFName
.cOption("AutosaveFormat") = 0 ' 0 = PDF
.cOption("PDFUseSecurity") = 1
.cOption("PDFOwnerPass") = 1
.cOption("PDFOwnerPasswordString") = sMasterPass
.cOption("PDFDisallowCopy") = 1
.cOption("PDFDisallowModifyContents") = 1 ' Must be a 1
.cOption("PDFDisallowPrinting") = 0
.cOption("PDFAllowScreenReaders") = 1
.cOption("StandardAuthor") = "Auto Generator"
.cOption("PDFUserPass") = 0
.cOption("PDFUserPasswordString") = "" 'sUserPass
'To change to High encryption
.cOption("PDFHighEncryption") = 1
' I have added
.cOption("PDFAllowFillin") = 0 ' Must be 0
.cOption("PDFAllowAssembly") = 0
Along with these setting I had to go to PDFCreator and set the PDF Format Security page to the following:
Very High Encrytion level
Passwords Required to change permissions and passwords
This seem to work for me.
Lol, I figured out the BUG. The security settings fail if you also use the Signing option! I was using the security options as well as signing the document with my digital signatures. The moment I removed the signing, the security settings started working. Obviously a bug. I hope someone from PDFCreator is reading this and wil correct this bug soon.
Even im geeting a problem regarding security.
Im creating a pdf with "use secutrity" checked and "sign pdf file" unchecked yet the security options like printing, copying, are not working. I am using PDFCreator-1_2_1_setup on XP.
Please help me regrading above issue.
I have found the same problem with the digital signature : security options do not work. I'm using Windows 7 and PDFCREATOR 1.2.3.
Another problem : Default positions values place the signature at bottom left of the PDF. I would like it at top center.
What values have to be specified to do that ?
Thanks for your help
Same problem here with 1.2.2 on Windows XP, SP3.