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Adding a client identifier when printing "on the fly"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:55 am
by ChoccieMuffin
Morning all. Not even sure if this is the correct forum for my question, but here goes.

Our current deliverables are CHM and PDF, and the company has had problems in the past with PDFs getting out "into the wild". (There's lots of proprietary info in the docs that they don't want to just give away for free.) We're moving towards a new way of delivering content, looking at HTML5 outputs, and help is expected to be stored, and delivered from, behind some kind of security to protect intellectual property, which will involve them having to log in some how, so I'm assuming that somewhere, somehow, there will be some token or other that identifies the client company or user.

If licenced clients want to print something out or save it locally, is there any way to add that client identifier to some kind of output, say as a watermark when printing individual topics or whole sections of the documentation, or somehow adding something to a PDF that I've already generated? (We have too many different clients to be able to produce client-specific PDFs and make them available so that's a no-go, though I did consider it for a nanosecond.)

I realise this could be totally impossible so feel free to tell me it just can't be done, but as we're at the very start of this new project I'd like to understand what the possibilities are, and what just can't be done.

Many thanks, the power of the Flare Hive Mind is awesome.

Re: Adding a client identifier when printing "on the fly"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:57 am
by ChoccieMuffin