Follow these steps in Pdf security settings pages 08 Acrobat to prevent others from copying, printing, and editing the information in your PDF documents with just a password. Learn how to prevent others from copying, printing, and editing the information in your PDF documents with just a password. Open the document you want to password protect.
Open the Password Security Settings to customize how this document can be viewed or edited. Acrobat asks you to confirm whether you want to change the document. Set a Document Open password to prevent the file from being opened and viewed by anyone who finds the PDF. Require a password to open the document. Next, type in a password that others will need to open the document.
Permissions increase the flexibility of your document security. Restrict editing and printing of the document. Enable copying of text, images, and other content. Enable text access for screen reader devices for the visually impaired. Add a permissions password in order to be able to change the security settings in the future. Think of this as a “master” password that grants you, or another trusted user, the ability to change security settings, edit the PDF, or do anything else that has been restricted to other users.
You can also enter the Permissions password to bypass the Open password when opening the document. It’s necessary to confirm each of the passwords you set in the Security Settings. Before you share a protected document and relevant password information, you can review and test the security settings. If you disabled printing for a document, the Print option should be grayed out.