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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: Having issues StandardProtrectionPolicy API and non editable nature of generated PDFs using PDFBOX APIs
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:35:55 GMT
Hi Balaji,

for 1. could you check if the fields are readonly? 
for 2. need to take a closer look


Am 19.06.2014 um 00:34 schrieb Balaji Venkatamohan <balaji.vm@gmail.com>:

> Hello,
> I am using Apache PdfBox in my work to fill in a PDF and I found a couple
> of issues, if addressed, would be of great help. They are:
> 1. When I edit the fields of a PDF, say W4 form, I am able to read the
> acrofields present in the PDF into a DOM like structure and feed values to
> these fields. When I open the PDF I see that the values are being set
> correctly. But I am unable to edit the generated PDF though I am able to
> edit it using code. I would ideally like to have the generated PDF editable
> by users without having to use any sort of code.
> I referred to this ticket:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-1121
> but unfortunately that ticket is unresolved.
> 2. The StandardProtectionPolicy APIs for encrypting and decrypting a PDF is
> not working as specified in the documentation. Below are the issues:
> - When I gave both the owner password and user password for encrypting the
> PDF document, the API should enable opening the PDF in an editable form
> when an owner password is given and in a non-editable form when a user
> password is given. But in both cases, the PDF remains non editable.
> - When I decrypt an encrypted PDF using user password, the decryption works
> fine. But when I give the owner password, the decryption does not work and
> is not able to recognize the owner password.
> I tried looking online for a similar issue which has been addressed already
> but I could not find anything on this. I would appreciate any help in
> resolving these issues. Thank you for your time.
> Thanks,
> Balaji

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