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Protect PDF file with password and permissions. Add restrictions to your PDF file

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HOW TO PASSWORD PROTECT A PDF DOCUMENT

Here's how to encrypt a PDF file with a password and how to apply PDF restrictions.

Each time a user opens the PDF document, the password will be required to access and open it once it is encrypted.

1. Upload Your Files

You can be assured that your files are safely uploaded over an encrypted connection. The files will permanently be deleted after processing.

  • To upload your files from your computer, click “Upload PDF File” and select the files you want to edit or drag and drop the files to the page.
  • To upload files from Dropbox, Google Drive or from a website where your files are located, expand the “Upload PDF File” drop-down list and select your files.

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2. Create A Strong Password

Create a strong password and input it in the "Password" textbox form. A 16-character password (or more) combined with numbers and symbols is highly recommended.

You also have an option to create an additional owner password which users should provide when making changes to the PDF document. To add this protection, fill a password under the text box form “Require a password to change permissions.

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3. Create Optional PDF Restrictions

You may also add restrictions to the use of your document. Each feature and function can be limited by selecting and ticking the boxes on “More Options.” For example, you can disable filling up forms, commenting on the document and modifying it by ticking the box in the selection.

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4. Save Your Work

After creating your password and modifying your restrictions, click “Encrypt PDF.” Then click “Download” after processing to save it on your computer. You may also save it in your online storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive, share it via email, print the new document, rename or even continue editing with a new task.

 

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