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Setting Security Options

Setting Security Options

By default, PDF documents are open, meaning that anyone can open the file, make changes, resave it, copy text and images from it, and work with the file as his or her own. You must add security options to a PDF document manually.

To set Standard Security options:

1.
Open the document you want to protect.

2.
Choose Document Security from the File menu (Ctrl+Alt+S/Command-Option-S) (Figure B.1).

Figure B.1. Choose Document Security from the File menu.


The Document Security dialog box appears (Figure B.2).

Figure B.2. Choose Acrobat Standard Security from the Security Options pop-up menu.


3.
Choose Acrobat Standard Security from the Security Options pop-up menu.

The Standard Security dialog box appears.

4.
Check the Password Required to Open Document check box and then enter a password in the User Password text box (Figure B.3).

Figure B.3. You can specify a password for opening a document or one for changing security settings. You can also specify which changes you will allow.


5.
Check or uncheck any of the other check boxes in the Permissions section.

6.
Click OK.

The Password dialog box appears.

7.
Type the same password that you typed in the Standard Security dialog box, and click OK (Figure B.4).

Figure B.4. Confirm your password by retyping it in this dialog box.


The Password dialog box closes, and you return to the Document Security dialog box.

8.
Click the Close button.

9.
Save the file.

At this point, the document is locked. If you close the document now, the only way to reopen it is to supply the password.


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