If you use a custom menu you could take away the standard Print option and replace the functionality with a Print script, which would give you full control.
I remove the user permissions to print. The problem is that the pdf file is displayed via the plug-in of acrobat. It has an own interface with buttons to print and save the file.
Have you locked printing on the PDF file itself? I would assume Acrobat would respect the PDF settings of the file. Might be worth a try.
Thank you. This solves me the problem of print. Now I just have to avoid that they can save. The purpose of the application is that the user can view the contents of the pdf through a local network, but they can not download or print. Is that it may be utopian because you can always capture the screen, but what the customer wants.
To my knowledge, it is not possible to restrict "Save As..." for a PDF when using standard Adobe Reader — you'd need a custom PDF viewer... and even then, I don't think you could prevent right-clicking and selecting "save link..."
Security on PDF's is focused on what the user can do once they've put it on their own disk... such as restricting editing, printing, etc.
I haven't tested "utopia" but ...
With custom menu couldn't you set the variations of the key strokes (Cmnd, Option, Shift, 3) etc. to go to a different layout when applied ?
Same for Cmnd/Ctrl S, etc. The alternate layout could explain the company policy with a "Back" button.
Let us know ...
In "Manage - Security" Edit the privilege set these users are assigned to.
Un-click the "Allow export" checkbox on the right side.
User's logged in with this Privilege set will not be able to export data using either the menu command or right clicking within a field.
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Does that work inside a PDF viewer, which has it's own menu controls?
Edit: My prior comment was in the context of a PDF Viewer, not FMP.
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If by PDF viewer you mean an Application like Preview then its a moot question. If you cannot export it you cannot open it in a PDF viewer.
If you mean a container field, then yes.
Oops, I meant web viewer.
OP said it's a PDF in a web viewer using an Acrobat plug in.
Configuring a custom menu I can partially control the situation. The main problem is to prevent the actions of the acrobat plugin. It has buttons to save to disk, print, zoom...
The only solution would be to prevent the acrobat plugin to show your menu bar, within the web viewer. Or configure the pdf permissions. But i don't know how to remove permissions "save to" of a pdf.
If you're going to keep your files as PDF, then you probably need DRM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management).
Like I said prior, it's not really possible to block the download of a PDF once it's online. You can lock the file so it can't be edited or printed, but you can't stop a Save As or a download... not to mention a simple screenshot.
As Ch0c0halic pointed out, you can block saving and printing if the PDF is in a container field.
Don't show it as a PDF
Save each page as an image file
Create lots of child records with the images in
You can ALWAYS printscreen to grab this but then you can turn off any save/export from the container field and there is no additional toolbar...
OR get your client out of utopia and into the real world.