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How to Password Protect PDF on Mac (Sierra Included)

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PDF are gaining momentum among academia and business due its portability and its ability to be password protected. With files in PDF format you can be able to share these files across the web and protect your files against malicious person from editing your content. You can also add watermarks as a way of protecting your precious files. In this guide we will show how to password protect PDF on Mac.

Part 1Mac PDF Password Protector (Sierra Compatible)

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Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is a reliable PDF password protector. It lets you add passwords to your PDF with ease. It has an easy to use interface that lets you restrict your PDF from printing, altering document, copying, extracting pages commenting and filling forms. When you want to eliminate the password from the PDF this tool also offers you those services. You will also be able to see the properties of a PDF file at any given time.

This software is also a PDF creator, editor and converter. So when you have this tool you no longer need any other PDF tool since it offers you all PDF solutions. It is compatible with Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) and will support the upcoming macOS High Sierra.

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Part 2How to Protect a PDF with Password on Mac

Without further ado, let us now look at how to add passwords on your PDF file with Wondershare PDFelement for Mac.

Step 1. Open PDF with the Program

Once you have opened PDFelement on your Mac, now it is time to upload the PDF you want to protect. Hover the cursor to the bottom left and click on the "Open File" button. On the new window you will have to select the desired PDF file and click on the "Open" icon. If you click on "Edit PDF" file also you can still open the PDF with the program and edit it before protecting the file.

Step 2. Password Your PDF

When the PDF file is on the program, go to the top toolbar and click the Protect button. Then from the submenu click on the "Password > Encrypt with Password" button.

On the next window that appears, mark on "Require a password to open the document" to be able to enter texts on the open password field. To restrict the PDF from any form of editing, mark on permissions. Provide a permission password and printing passwords. After settings everything correctly, click on "OK". You will get a security notification. Agree by clicking on the "OK" button.

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Published: Apr 15,2016 9:24 am / Updated: Sep 01,2017 15:26 pm

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