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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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