[pdftex] expiring Acrobat documents (+ flame wars)
ivo.welch at yale.edu
Wed Jul 9 05:50:56 CEST 2003
Hi: I would like pdflatex to create .pdf documents that expire, i.e.,
are no longer easy to view/handle for the average user. My document is
changing rapidly, and I do not want anyone to see the 6-month old
version, but to download instead the later version. Naturally, I am not
an expert, and I was hoping someone has already produced something
date, put up a box on every action that says "please download the
revised document from ... instead", and/or scramble the input itself. I
know it will not stop determined hackers, but this is not necessary.
Has anyone implemented such an item? If not, can you recommend a good
One comment: I find the recent flames in this list and on comp.text.tex
to be distressing. Anyone who is willing to freely help the clueless
parts of the community (like me) and who is/was willing to put in time
to develop TeX (usually for free) deserves gratitude and appreciation.
I agree that some information and effort/project coordination could be
better in a perfect world, but noone has the time and money to play
Linus Torvalds for TeX full-time. Please, if you want to help and/or
join, do so in a non-combative way. For one, contact the individuals
personally, rather than publicly.
Thanks to all of you, whether already actively involved or involved in
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