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How to Encrypt PDF with Password and Permissions

2021-08-24 09:18:58 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

When dealing with PDFs that contains sensitive information, it is advisable to use PDF encryption. This prevents an unapproved person from accessing confidential information in your PDF. You can also restrict the printing, editing, and copying of content. In this article, we'll cover how to encrypt a PDF with PDFelement.

How to Encrypt a PDF with a Password

Step 1. Import PDF Files

After opening PDFelement, open the PDF file by clicking on the "Open files" button on the Home window. Find and select your desired PDF file.

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Step 2. Get Encryption Options

After your PDF is opened in PDFelement, navigate to the "Protect" tab. On the submenu, hit the "Set Password" button to activate the Password Security window.

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Step 3. Apply Password Encryption

Select " Open password" to create a password of your choice. You'll need to re-enter it to confirm. Next, enter the Permission Password option.

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Unsure of which encryption software to use? PDFelement is the ultimate tool to encrypt your PDF file. It comes with a great user interface that enables you to add a password for opening files. This software also enables you to create a password that will grant permission to editing, printing, and modification of your PDF. This powerful PDF editor lets you remove and change a password if desired as well. You can check the permission and security properties of the PDF under the properties icon.

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