how to send uneditable pdf form

I have a acrobat form I've created with text boxes and drop downs and check boxes.  The form is for our inspections.  I would like to pull up the form, fill it out and email the form to someone else.  I can do this, however someone else, ends up with the form and it is still editable.  I dont want to just email the data(xml file) I want to email the entire filled out form, but I dont want it to be editable when it is sent.  Anyone know how I can solve this problem.

I am using Acrobat 8 Professional

thanks
mgmhicksAsked:
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mmarx82Commented:
After you fill out your form print it to pdf then email the new pdf file. Otherwise I don't think it can be done the way your wanting it to be.

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captainCommented:
Hi

Before you save the form you could go to File>Properties>Security. Go for 'Password Security' and click 'Settings' and select your edit options there (disable) but allow printing for instance. Apply a password and save.

Remember the password well or make a backup master form as you won't be able to edit it yourself if you lose the password.

hth
capt.
khbadgerCommented:
Why not just print,the form,  not saving  or sending the form,  to a pdf printer and email that . I suppose you could also screen capture the form, but this is clumsy. Have you tried Adobe Designer.  
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ggefterCommented:
lol, as the other two posts stated ... either pdf it or password protect it. Not that many ways to do it but both work for your request
captainCommented:
The print does not work as a solution for this.

Anyone with Acrobat will still be able to use the TouchUp Text or TouchUp Object tool (If they have Pro) to change or move text.

Also the text remains copieable to clipboard etc..

The only way around that would be to print as image, but that would defeat the object of a nimble PDF form as the file size would increase and the quality would suffer...

capt.
mohan_sekarCommented:
If you only want to disable editing of form fields, call this.flattenFields() from the debugger.

NOTE: Flattening is a one-way process, so once you flatten a PDF, there is no going back to the editable version of it!
ggefterCommented:
so can't they make a copy, PDF1.pdf and flatten the one to be sent out and keep the original on the network?
mohan_sekarCommented:
They can make any number of copies before flattening. My words were just a caution.
mgmhicksAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.  Actual ended up using a combination of printing to a pdf, to trying the password protection.  Setting the security does the trick.  
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