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How to Password Protect PDF to Prevent Unauthorized Access

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PDF is widely used in office, bank, school and other industries. Sometimes, you may want to protect some sensitive or secret PDF documents. But how to accomplish the task? Don't be anxious get cool. I am going to show you some quick and very easy steps to password protect PDF.

Part 1Best PDF Protection Software

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Wondershare PDFelement is an all in one package of pdf solution by which you will be able to solve all of the technical issues around PDF document. You can either add a password to access PDF file or can add a password to copy, print and edit PDF. In this way, your documents are added an extra layer of protection.

PDFelement allows you to edit images, texts and pages of your PDF document. It has editing tools like text box, call out comments, highlighting, annotation, selection tool and many more. Its OCR functionality is able to convert scanned PDF to searchable and editable file. It also changes PDF files into Word, HTML, EPUB, Images, PowerPoint and Excel documents while maintaining its original layout.

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Part 2How to Password Protect a PDF File

Step 1. Import the Target PDF

Launch PDFelement on your computer. Now click "Open File" and load your desired pdf file. For Mac users, you can click the "Open File" button to add PDF to PDFelement.

Step 2. Password Protection on PDF

There has a menu bar which includes several functions. Click on the "Protect" tab to access the protection functions. Now click on "Password". A new dialog box will appear. Set the password then click on "OK".

For Mac users, you can navigate to the right side menu and choose "Protection > Encrypt with Password". Then you can set a password in the pop-up window.

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Published: Jul 15,2015 17:00 pm / Updated: Apr 21,2017 17:05 pm

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