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Create Protected PDFs from Microsoft Office

Some doc­u­ments are meant to be tweaked, edit­ed, adjust­ed, and fine-tuned. Some are meant to be crys­tal­lized in amber. Eas­i­ly pre­vent peo­ple from edit­ing and copy­ing infor­ma­tion from your file. You can even lim­it oth­er activ­i­ties like print­ing, com­ment­ing, form fill­ing, and adding pages. Restrict the way peo­ple use your PDF file right from with­in Microsoft Office appli­ca­tions on Win­dows. Here’s how to make it hap­pen:

1. Click the Acro­bat menu at the end of your Office appli­ca­tion rib­bon to dis­play the task rib­bon. Click Cre­ate PDF.

2. Under the file­name, select Restrict Edit­ing.

3. In the Secu­ri­ty dia­log box, you can add two types of pass­words:
The Doc­u­ment Open Pass­word restricts who can open the doc­u­ment.

The Per­mis­sions Pass­word restricts print­ing, edit­ing, and copy­ing based on your selec­tions.

4. Click OK and con­firm the pass­word. Click Save.

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