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  • DirectPixel
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    Adobe is cool.

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  • megatest
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    no, but several days after, Adobe attacks him.

    Then the developper community revolts.

    Then Adobe step back.

    Then the FBI step in.

    Then Dimitry was put in jail.

    Then the Trial became very complex.

    Then Dimitry was free.

    Then Elcomsoft, his company, takes recently all the charge for itself.

    But the Trial became ridiculous.

    But now for security, Adobe has a reputation of shame.

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  • DirectPixel
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    Yeah, I remember seeing his presentation at Defcon last time...

    Didn't the FBI take him in?

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  • megatest
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    I Just want to say that PDF protection is very weak.

    A russian developper from ElcomSoft made a program
    to remove all the protections for anykind of PDF files.

    YOu must have heard of it, the trial, etc...
    [Finnally, the developper is free and his corp is
    fighting alone now]

    I saw it tested, it works fine. So I don't recommend to
    think that your work is protected with that kind
    of protection.

    I don't want to encourage anything about this
    programm that became like "illegal" but I attach a
    totally legal powerpoint file about the security
    of PDF, and a simple explaination of the weakness,
    just for curious. Nothing illegal. And nothing really
    exploitable.
    Last edited by megatest; Fri 5th Jul '02, 7:48pm.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    You could always do it the hard way if all else fails....

    Print the document.
    Scan the Document into OCR .
    Past into your favorite word processor.

    My brother just did this for 600 claims processing documents at Farmer's Insurance because they needed to make changes and Adobe wanted to charge them $15.00 a page.

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  • klisis
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    The PDFs I want to edit have no security.
    So, I think I can edit it with Acrobat 5.0.
    Well, I ordered the program. Hopefully, really, it will do what I want.

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  • George L
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    James is correct.. also you can only edit pdfs that the original author allows to be edited...

    that's why Lecturers at universities mostly use pdf outlines for students to prevent other lecturers at other universities from swiping their course work info etc and passing it off as their own!

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  • JamesUS
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    Just to clarify..as I understand it you need Adobe Acrobat rather than Adobe Acrobat Reader. The reader program is free, the main program is not.

    The Adobe Acrobat Reader program that anyone can download will not do any editing under any circumstances. The only way to do any editing at all is to have a commercial Adobe program like Acrobat or in some cases Photoshop.

    (please correct me if I'm wrong as I don't really know all that much about PDF's )

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  • DirectPixel
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    Originally posted by klisis
    I just have one more question.

    It is possible , if security of the document is completely disabled, to add or fill in the forms?

    I mean is it possible to fill in the boxes and write letters into boxes?
    Yes

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  • klisis
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    I just have one more question.

    It is possible , if security of the document is completely disabled, to add or fill in the forms?

    I mean is it possible to fill in the boxes and write letters into boxes?

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  • klisis
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    Thanks guys.

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  • Thomas P
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    ...as Steppenwolf and I already said...

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  • SteppenWolf
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    If the creator has allowed the edition, yes ...

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  • klisis
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    hmm, can I have my question answered?

    Can I or can I not edit a PDF file with Adobe Acrobat?

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  • SteppenWolf
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    When you create a PDF document with adobe acrobat, you have some security options ...

    Just take a look at this shot ..

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