pdf with no editing

i want to send a pdf file to so many users , but users shouldnt change or edit / only read only . how it can do
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
right click on the pdf, select document properties, security password security....

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Krzysztof PytkoConnect With a Mentor Senior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Just set up password on that PDF that they would not be able to modify thta. If you use Adobe Acrobat you can easily do that.

techpAuthor Commented:
i dont want to put password
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
So, you cannot secure PDF document as it i opened to edit if someone has appropriate tool.
They would be able to modify using even Libre Office for example

Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Just a little workaround.

Print your PDF to a virtual printer such as CutePDF and save a copy. Share this copy with your colleagues.

Basically CutePDF will save your PDF in image format which will be almost impossible to edit for most users.

However a determined user can use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) programs to decipher it back to text.

You can also make it more difficult for OCR programs by adding a watermark or a shady background to your PDF.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
When we say add a password to secure the document from editing this does not mean that the user must enter a password to VIEW the document.. Just if they want to edit the document they will be stopped.
techpAuthor Commented:
hello ve3ofa,

  if it doesnt require password to view , and only password to edit...then ok

  how it can
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