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SAS System Options

PDFCOMMENT System Option

Specifies whether PDF document comments can be modified.
Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader or Professional 5.0 and later versions
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation, OPTIONS statement, SAS System Options window
Category: Log and procedure output control: PDF

Syntax Description
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Syntax Description


specifies that PDF document comments can be modified.


specifies that PDF document comments cannot be modified. This is the default.


When the PDFSECURITY system option is set to either LOW or HIGH, SAS sets the PDFCOMMENT option. If the PDFSECURITY option is set to NONE, the PDFCOMMENT option is not functional and PDF document comments can be modified.

The following document properties are set for this option:

Value of PDFCOMMENT Value of PDFSECURITY Document Properties
NOPDFCOMMENT LOW Commenting is set to Not Allowed

Filling in of fields is set to Not Allowed

When PDFSECURITY=LOW, the settings for the PDFCOMMENT and PDFFILLIN options are dependent on each other. A change in either of these options changes the other option to the similar setting. For example, if PDFSECURITY=LOW, and PDFCOMMENT and PDFFILLIN are set, and if the PDFCOMMENT setting is modified to NOPDFCOMMENT, then SAS sets NOPDFFILLIN. When PDFSECURITY=HIGH, PDFCOMMENT and PDFFILLIN can be set independently.

See Also

System Options:

PDFFILLIN System Option

PDFSECURITY= System Option

Securing ODS Generated PDF Files in SAS Language Reference: Concepts

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