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Generally, there aren't any good utilities to edit PDFs in Perl. Create, yes. Read, yes. Edit ... not so much.

Additionally, you are aware that password protection is an advisory thing in the PDF format. Adobe respects it, but there are literally dozens of utilities that you can google for that will read the PDF document and ignore the password.

If the publisher is demanding this, then ask them to provide a password-protected version. That way, if anyone cracks it, it's their problem, not yours. There is a legal liability issue. If you password-protect it and it's cracked, they can claim you screwed up. If, however, you're just the delivery vehicle, you are immune to liability for that issue.

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In reply to Re: Insert Password Protection into PDF Doc's by dragonchild
in thread Insert Password Protection into PDF Doc's by awohld

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