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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.

  1. Upload Your Files

You can be assured that your files are safely uploaded over an encrypted connection. They will be permanently 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” dropdown list and select your files.

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  1. Create A Strong Password

Create your strong password and input it in the form. A 16-character password (or more) combined with numbers and symbols is highly recommended. Each time a user opens the PDF document, the password will be required to access and open it.

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

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  1. 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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  1. Save Your Work

After creating your password and modifying your restrictions, click “Encrypt PDF” to process the file and download your protected PDF document. You may also save the file on Dropbox or Google Drive.

 

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