Why Cant PDFs Be Edited?

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Why can't PDFs be edited?

You have to add a digital signature to the PDF. If anyone makes any modifications later, the signature will become invalid. That’s the only way you can ensure it had not been modified. Just make sure you’re not using the SHA-1 hash algorithm. If the file has no signature, and you don’t have at least a hash of the original content, you can’t tell if it was modified.

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Alter PDF: All You Need to Know

If one of these boxes is unchecked, that means the protected PDF can only be read, not edited or changed. If the box that says allowed Users” is checked, the system is not capable of accessing a protected PDF. If you are a security administrator, or an individual who must be permitted to read a PDF, you will need to configure one or more of these controls. If the box is unchecked, any user can view the PDF, but they will have to enter their password as well as the passphrase that will be generated. When the Protect PDF window pops up, click the ‛Protect with Password” button to start a password entry screen. When the Protect PDF wizard is finished, click the decrypt To› button in the right-hand panel. At this point the user will see the PDF as normal, but the information contained in the document will be protected..