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Sep 25, 2008 9:52 AM

Is it possible to password protect in Adobe Reader (free version) or do you have to upgrade to do so??? If it is possible, how would I go about password protecting a document so that you would have to have a password to open the file? Thanks!
 
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    Sep 25, 2008 10:24 AM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    You would need Acrobat.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Sep 27, 2008 9:10 PM   in reply to (Aandi_Inston)
    And the password can be easily overcome with both paid for and freely
    available tools. If you really need protection, you need to consider a
    DRM solution.

    Mike
     
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    Sep 28, 2008 12:48 PM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    Thanks for answering guys, I also had the same question about password protecting PDF's.

    Mark
     
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    Sep 29, 2008 12:32 AM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    I'm having a similar headache on this.

    I password protect my PDFs, so that viewers need to view on my site, and cannot copy or save-as.

    However, I'm not able to "open" the file by passing the "password" as a parameter in ASP.NET.

    This is frustrating....
     
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    Sep 29, 2008 8:51 PM   in reply to (denniswong288)
    Dennis,

    If you make it available for viewing, then they can download and/or save
    as. You cannot stop that. Additionally, password protection gives you a
    false sense of security. Password protection is too easily bypassed. DRM
    is the only viable soution if you truly want to protect the document.

    Mike
     
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    Sep 30, 2008 1:21 PM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    I'd like to know how to password protect a confidential PDF document saved with Adobe Reader 8. I don't see any instructions on any of the comments. Would really appreciate any help.
     
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    Sep 30, 2008 1:25 PM   in reply to (Thalia_Montes)
    >I'd like to know how to password protect a confidential PDF document saved with Adobe Reader 8.

    Please see my reply above.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Nov 26, 2008 4:05 AM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    One way around it is to insert the PDF into a Word document and then password protect the Word document

    To insert the PDF into Word:
    In Word, go to the Insert menu and press Object
    Click on the Create From File tab
    Click on Browse and select the PDF file you want to protect
    Click on OK to close the Object window
    The PDF document is displayed in Word and if you double-click on the page it will open it in Adobe.

    To password protect the Word file:
    Go to the File menu and press Save As
    Click on Tools at the top right-hand corner of the Save As Window and press Security Options
    Enter the password and click OK, you will be asked to re-enter the password
    Then press Save

    You can delete the original PDF if you wish as it now exists in the Word document.

    Kelly
     
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    Mar 3, 2009 6:50 AM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    When I converted a 5 page PDF file to Word, only the first page came over. How do you get all 5 pages to come over to word so you can protect the whole document? Thanks!
     
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    Mar 8, 2009 3:26 PM   in reply to (Sarah_Habiger)
    When you double click on that 1st page, the whole document will open in Adobe. (See: Kelly123 - 5:05am Nov 26, 08 PST (#8 of 9) )
     
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