Password protect PDF files or documents or suppress printing of PDF documents or copying text from PDF documents with the instructions listed below.
There should be several reasons for you to password protect a PDF file. For example, you may want to share a file with confidential information. The safest way to share the file, besides mailing a hard copy, is to create a password that you must know in order to access the file. Adding a password to a PDF file is simple and straightforward.
How to password protect PDF documents or files?
Download or purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat. You will need this software to password-protect your PDF files.
- Open the PDF file you would like to password-protect in Adobe Acrobat.
- Click on “Advanced options” and then choose “Security.” This allows you to choose from among several security settings. Choose “Password Encrypt.” A notice will ask you if you are sure you want to password protect your file, click “Yes.”
- Click the checkbox that says “Require a password to open the document.” Once this is clicked, you will be able to create a password. Type a password that you will be able to remember into the form box. When you have completed this step, click “OK.”
- Retype your password. A prompt will ask you to confirm your password. Type your password, exactly how you typed it the first time, into the form box and click “OK.” You have successfully password-protected your PDF file. Anyone who wants to open the PDF file must have access to Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download a free version from www.adobe.com . .
Password protect your PDF files and enjoy sharing them with better security