Password-protecting a PDF


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Password-protecting a PDF

Here, we have a sensitive document, payroll information for our company. What I would like to do is protect it with a password, so that people can't even open it unless they know the right password. How do I do that? Well, I go to the Tools panel and I open up Protection. I'm going to choose an encryption method for password. So Encrypt with Password opens up. And I know that somebody's going to be opening this with an older version of Reader, so I'm going to keep compatibility at Acrobat 7 or later.

You could choose various levels up here. But if you choose Acrobat 10 and later, then you can encrypt it with the highest level of password security, 256-bit AES, which I think the last time I read would take 1,000 brainiacs working for 10 million years to try and crack. But this Acrobat 7 is fine at 128-bit AES. I think it will take them something like 50 years to crack. Which document components do you want to encrypt? Do you want to encrypt everything, or do you want to en...

Password-protecting a PDF
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Password-protecting a PDF provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Anne-Marie Concepción as part of the Acrobat X Essential Training

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