Documents Sent For eSignature

How to stop a signed PDF from being printed or copied

You can change the settings on your final PDF to prevent it from being copied or printed. This is a feature within a PDF itself.

You can do this in two ways. Either at the team level or as you send out a document to be signed.

Change setting at the team level:

Admins can set their group default within Admin > PDF Security . You will see the options:

  • Do not allow copying

  • Do not allow printing

Change this as you send out a document:

Users can also apply the settings on a document-by-document basis.

On the send page, after you add a document, you will see the buttons Signed PDF copying and Signed PDF Printing at the foot of that document section.

When a little tick mark appears, copying and printing are enabled. If they are disabled there will be an ‘x’ mark.

This PDF feature is not a guaranteed failsafe, people can still make images of your PDFs and print those, and may be able to find ways around this setting with custom software.