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developed by SANFACE Software

Version 2.2 19th June 2003


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What is pdfcrypt?

pdfcrypt is a very flexible and powerful program.
pdfcrypt allows you to encrypt a PDF (40 bits and 128 bits), set permissions, add user and owner password.
For example you can encrypt a pdf without to allow to print it. The button to print the file will be disabled in Acrobat Reader application.
For example you can encrypt a pdf allowing the user to read it only if he know the correct password
It's simple to use it like a batch application to set permissions to every PDF in your archive.
It's simple to use it like a pipe application.
It's simple to use it inside your cgis.
We distribute only executable versions (if you need ask us the original PERL code, we'll evaluate your request).

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Getting pdfcrypt, Licence and Registration

pdfcrypt is a PERL tool.
We distribute only 6 executable versions: You can freely redistribute pdfcrypt tool in its unregistered archive format (.exe or zip or tar.gz)
You can ask us other UNIX executables (Linux like Slackware and Caldera, Linux on mips, OSF/1, FreeBSD, BSD/OS, OpenBSD, IRIX) or the original PERL code (we'll evaluate your request).
In the case we'll decide to send you the original perl code:
You can't modify directly it.
You can't resell pdfcrypt or a modify version of it without SANFACE Software authorization.
You can't copy part of it to include in your source without SANFACE Software authorization.

We trust you.
The registration fee is every server installation.
DescriptionPayment Options
Register NOW pdfcrypt 2.x via a SECURE SERVER at www.RegSoft.COM SECURE MasterCard, VISA,American Express, Check, Fax, Voice

If you're a developer or a software house and you're interested to use pdfcrypt inside your tools these're our standard economical policies. In every case we suggest you to contact directly us. We're a small company and we're interested to find economical agreement.

You can upgrade every old version of pdfcrypt to the new version with the discount of the amount you previously paid.  For example, if you paid $650 for your previous copy of pdfcrypt and the new version costs $790, you will only pay $140.  Contact us via email at for more information on how to upgrade your version.

4-10$700 each (no CPU server difference)
11 or more$550 each (no CPU server difference)

You've one or more products with a lot of installations and you want to put pdfcrypt inside every your tool. This is the licence you're looking for.
Its costs: $40000 + 20 % every year. Obviously you'll receive every update freely.

Installing pdfcrypt

  1. Create a new directory (e.g. pdfcrypt)
  2. We distribute pdfcrypt in 2 formats: .zip and .tar.gz
    With the file .zip you can use a lot of tools to unzip it and put all the files inside the new directory you've created
    With .tar.gz on Windows you can use Winzip, on unix you can use gunzip + tar commands or directly GNU tar with option z (e.g. tar zxvf pdfcrypta.tar.gz)
  3. test if the executable version works correctly:
    ./pdfcrypt -h (on Windows .\pdfcrypt -h)
    The result is simply a minimal help
  4. encrypt your first PDF on the fly:
    ./pdfcrypt - -no-print < yourpdf.pdf > yourencrypt.pdf
    (on Windows .\pdfcrypt - -no-print < yourpdf.pdf > yourencrypt.pdf)

pdfcrypt [-options ...]
where options include:
    -input="infile.pdf"          the input file
    -output="outfile.pdf"        the output file
    - or -filter                 use stdin for input
    -memory-filter               same as -filter, but no temp-file

    -PDF-version="1.?"           set the PDF version for output

    -no-copy                     do not allow cut and paste
    -no-print                    do not allow printing of file
    -no-edit                     do not allow to edit the file
    -no-notes                    do not allow to edit/add notes
    -permissions="-nn"           see Adobe reference manual; This
                                 option can be used to set permission
                                 from its numerical representation.

    -quiet                       be quiet

    -obj-progress                show processed objects instead of
    -no-progress                 disable progress display

    -pass="passphrase"           passphrase needed to open the PDF
    -ownerpass="passphrase"      passphrase for the owner of the PDF

    -R=2                         use 40 bit encryption
    -R=3                         use 128 bit encryption (for Acrobat 5)

    -h                           this help

    -temp="prefix"               define prefix for temporary files
                                 e.g.: -temp=/temp/ for UNIX-like OS or
				       -temp=C:\TEMP\ for Windows

    pdfcrypt -no-print -input printable.pdf -output unprintable.pdf
    pdfcrypt -filter -no-print < printable.pdf > unprintable.pdf
    pdfcrypt -pass hello - < unprotected.pdf > needspassword.pdf
What's new in this version
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