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Re: non editable forms
From Greg B at AlpineZone.com on 13 Jan '00
replying to non editable forms posted by simon tucker

>I am a Webmaster for a small Australasian finance company and have a question
>for the more experienced than me .
>My client has currently got mortgage and leasing application forms
>available on the website in their native formats (Word,Excel) .
> These can be opened or
>downloaded . I thought this was the most convenient for the customer
>but it raises a secuirty issue . This being that my client spent alot
>of time and money on these forms and does not want the competition
>using them .
>Could someone suggest a suitable non editable(Print Only?)file format
>that allows the safe storage of these files .
>I have thought about the *.pdf format but one only needs the full
>version of Acrobat to access these files in an editable way .
>All suggestions would be gratefuly acknowledged .
>Thank you for your efforts .
>Simon Tucker .

*.pdf (portable document format) files are the way to go. These files can be opened regardless of operating system as long as the user has the free Acrobat Reader application or plug-in installed. Acrobat can create *.pdf files very easily from Word or Excel. Simply open these files with Acrobat and they convert automatically! Here'e the URL for Acrobat on Adobe's Web site:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/main.html

Good luck!

Greg Blasko
AlpineZone.com
http://www.alpinezone.com/




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