Password protect in layers
I am looking for an option in the Adobe Illustrator to have the layers locked with a password. so i can send the source file to the other users only to modify what they have to and not touch my content.
Ivan Bilhalva commented
I create different types of art, and a problem that has occurred with my suppliers is that they move the art to move it and have access to edit the layers, even unintentionally or intentionally. Being able to password lock the layers for editing would solve this. And it's no use using the PDF, it must be the .AI or .EPS.
Andrijana Culjkovic commented
Jelena A commented
I like the fact that this idea is in process of creating. Looking forward to see it in action ASP :D
Oh, I had the same problem myself. External studios ruining my templates, unlocking, merging layers, deleting things that they found confusing...
But what I think is going to happen if this feature get added, is a lot of tutorials on 'how to unlock a password protected layers' in Ai :) Again, a user can export and import a PDF to partially bypass a restriction.
I tried to solve this by linking a password-protected PDF in templates... but Ai requires a password to place it.
So I vote, but cautiously, because I don’t believe this solution will solve the problem.
Riccardo Sabioni commented
we are creating layouts for franchisees and because many time they unlock the layers and moving around the elements, we thought that locking the layer and protecting the content with the password could be the solution to maintain integrity in the layout designed from the agency
A solution to this would make my life infinitely easier.
This would be a welcome feature.