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Security deletes buttons

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Category: Lets Talk PDF
Forum Name: PDF Security
Forum Description: Discuss security options for PDF including basic protection and DRM.
Printed Date: 08 Dec 2019 at 2:18pm
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Topic: Security deletes buttons
Posted By: Sandee Cohen
Subject: Security deletes buttons
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 4:59pm

Has anyone else seen this?


I create an 11-page PDF document from InDesign with buttons. There are three buttons on each page. One goes back to page 1. One goes to the previous page. One goes to the next page.

No problem. They appear correctly when I open the PDF in Acrobat Pro X.


Then I apply complete password security options for no printing, no modifying, no copying—nothing except reading for screen readers.


As soon as I do, the button for the next page on page 3 disappears. There is a hotspot in the area, but clicking it does nothing.


And all the buttons on the rest of the pages disappear.


The same problem happens when I add the security in InDesign.


I'm able to fix it by duplicating the buttons that do appear on the pages.


But it's a pain.

Posted By: aandi
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:29pm
Because I suspect InDesign is using form fields for actions try allowing form 'filling' in security options.

Posted By: Sandee Cohen
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:31pm

But what about the fact that when I export without security from ID and then add the security in Acrobat the buttons disappear?

Is that a leftover from ID's settings?

Posted By: Sandee Cohen
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:32pm
And why would the buttons on the first two pages be unaffected?

Posted By: aandi
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 9:15pm
No idea, but maybe worth a try.

Posted By: Sandee Cohen
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 9:47pm
Yay! The suggestion worked.

I'm not upset at the idea of allowing form filling since there are no forms in the document.

And it makes it a lot easier to create the secured PDF directly from InDesign

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