change permissions on a pdf

Please tell the the program to make this pdf secure.

This is a medical pdf. I can not write on it and save it if it is 'secure'
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rgb192Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
PDF permissions are set in Adobe Acrobat. You do not need another program. Unsecure, write, save, re-secure.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> This is a medical pdf. I can not write on it and save it if it is 'secure'

Your question says, "make this pdf secure". But based on the comment above, I think you really meant to say, "make this pdf not secure". If that's what you meant, this EE question shows my suggestions:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Document_Imaging/Adobe_Acrobat/Q_28650060.html

The quick summary is that printing it to a PDF print driver, such as Bullzip or doPDF, or decrypting it with QPDF, will remove the SECURE status. But make sure it is legal to do so on the document. Regards, Joe
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
RGB - I assumed you owned the file, but you may wish to clarify.
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rgb192Author Commented:
hipaa-fillable.pdf

this is a standard form at doctors offices

but I do not want to find a doctor's office that has a completely blank (without doctors office name in one of the text fields) and scan the form

or do print screen and print to printer

I do not own this file
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Fill out the form, print it, write on the printout, scan and make a new file. Most fillable forms cannot be saved, only printed, so you need to make your own file.  That is what I do.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I downloaded the PDF you posted and opened it in both Acrobat XI and Reader XI. I do not see a doctor's office name in any of the fields — where do you see that? Also, both Acrobat and Reader can fill out the form and then do a File>Save As to a new PDF with the filled-in data remaining on the form. So I don't understand the issue you're having with the form. That said, the form has no copyright marking on it or statement against electronic reproduction, so I decrypted it with QPDF (which I believe is perfectly legal in this case) and attached it to this post. When you open it, you'll see that SECURED is no longer in the title. Regards, Joe
hipaa-fillable-qpdf.pdf

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rgb192Author Commented:
worked. Thanks
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. I'm glad that worked for you. Regards, Joe
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