3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2016 8:01 AM by TSPigeon

    Error 9 saving pdf protected by password


      I am trying to save as report as PDF and everything works OK till I try to and a new one report to the original.


      If I don't use a password there is no problem.

      If I use a constant as password no problem, but if it is a variable produces error 9: insufficient privileges


      Any suggestion?

        • 1. Re: Error 9 saving pdf protected by password

          Hello, jpl. This is not a comment on the forum software (JIVE) or it's issues. I believe you want to Report a Product problem:


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          • 3. Re: Error 9 saving pdf protected by password



            Thank you for your post!


            I don't see that a post has been added to the Report an Issue section, so I will move this one over for you. I was unable to reproduce this issue. To attempt to reproduce I followed these steps:

            1. Opened a file with 200+ records

            2. Created "SavePDF" script:

                 Set variable [$path ; Get(DesktopPath) & "fmpdf.pdf"]

                 Set Variable [$pass ; "test"]

                 Save Records as PDF [Restore ; With Dialog: Off ; $path ; Records Being Browsed]

                           (Also went into options > Security > Checked "Require password to open file" and set to $pass)

            3. Ran script on my foundset

            4. Opened "fmpdf.pdf" with password "test"

            *Worked as expected


            Do you have any further information we could use to reproduce?



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