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I just downloaded one of the examples from the Welcome Menu (city.afdesign) and I noticed that the document was locked (note: I am not talking about Layers). Since the document is Locked, I cannot Export it at all (example: .pdf, .png, etc...). How do I Lock and Unlock my creations so others cannot export them to different formats? 

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I'd have thought they could expose the locking mechanism to the UI without also exposing the unlocking mechanism, but I guess there must be a good reason why they haven't done this.


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I'd have thought they could expose the locking mechanism to the UI without also exposing the unlocking mechanism, but I guess there must be a good reason why they haven't done this.

Maybe because once we locked a file we could not unlock it?


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Maybe because once we locked a file we could not unlock it?

 

Well, yes, but all that would be needed is a warning to that effect, perhaps accompanied by 'Save' forcing a 'Save As...' so that you can't accidentally overwrite the unlocked original.


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Well, if they exposed a locking mechanism they should do it with a key as well for unlocking. A p/w system akin to locking a zip file. One can open a zip to see its contents but cannot extract them.

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