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How to Put Password on PDF

2021-11-29 16:05:29 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

How to put password on PDF document? Putting passwords on a PDF file ensures that your PDF file is only accessed by a person who has the password. For instance, if you have a PDF form that you want a certain person to sign, you will put a password and share with them the password. So, how do you put a password on PDF? Well, keep reading this article to learn how to put a password on a PDF file using PDFelement.

Steps on How to Put Password on PDF

The easiest way to put a password on PDF on your computer is by using PDFelement. This easy-to-use PDF tool allows you to encrypt PDF files with passwords and permissions within a few steps. Also, PDFelement comes with other useful PDF capabilities. You can edit, annotate, print, OCR, create, and convert your PDF easily within PDFelement. Below is a guide on how to put a password on PDF. Follow these simple steps to put a password on your PDF file.

Step 1. Open PDF File

Download the latest version of PDFelement and install it on your computer. After that open the program and upload the PDF document. Click on the “Open Files” icon, then it will enable you to browse files from your local storage. Choose the right document and open it.

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Step 2. Put Password on PDF

The uploaded PDF file will appear immediately. On the main menu, navigate to the right and click on the “Protect” button. On the formatting menu that appears, click on “Set Password”. A window will pop up to allows you to set up an open password and permission password.

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Step 3. Put Open Password on PDF

To put the open the password on the PDF document, tick on the “Open Password” box. Enter your chosen password and tick the type encryption level that you prefer. With open passwords, PDFelement offers you three different levels of encryption. They include 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, and 128-bit RC4. After choosing the encryption level, click on the “Save” button. Now the password will appear on the PDFelement.

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Step 4. Put Permission Password to PDF

You can also add a permission password to a PDF file. Again, with the permission password on PDFelement, you have three levels of encryption. To get these levels, you need to tick on the “Permission Password” box. Next, select the printing permission followed by the “changes permission” option.

Ensure that you tick the enable copying of texts, images, and content at the bottom so that this change can be effected on the document. From there, choose the encryption level and click on “Save” to put password permission to the PDF document.

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Step 5. Save PDF with Password

After you have successfully put the open password and permission password to your PDF file document, you need to save it to save the changes permanently. Go to the main menu and click on the “File” option. A drop-down menu will appear that allows you to click on the “Save” or “Save As” option. With the “Save As” you can rename the PDF file. Finally, save the password-protected file.

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Key Features of PDFelement

Here are some key features of PDFelement:

  • Built with a PDF editor that offers an editing experience similar to that of Word. You can edit pictures, pages, texts, images, links, add headers, footers, bates, and numbering, etc.
  • Creates PDF documents from any document like Word, Excel, HTML, PowerPoint, and eBooks format while retaining its original format.
  • Convert PDF files to any editable document format without losing quality. The output formats include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Plain Texts, HTML, Rich Texts, and different formats of images.
  • Creates, signs and fills PDF forms easily. You can also share the PDF files via email attachments, Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox.

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