Is there a procedure/plug-in/script/utility that will allow me to add/remove a password to a single PDF without creating a batch script?
I create many (dozens) PDF's throughout the course of a a day, either as an export from InDeisgn CS5.5 or via printing to the Adobe Acrobat Converter. I would simply create watched folders on my desktop to add or remove a password but I haven't found a way to identify security-enabled PDF files without having to open the file.
I have only two scenarios for creating PDF files as it relates to security. The first includes Printing: HIGH RESOLUTION and Changes Allowed: NONE. The second includes Printing: LO-RESOLUTION and Changes Allowed: COMMENTING, ETC.
What would really be great is if there was a script that I could access as a Windows Explorer extension that would allow me to add/remove passwors to one or more selected files. It would even be better if, after enabling password security, I could some identify the security status of a file by it's icon or some other visual manner that didn't effect the name of the file.
I hope I have narrated my situation clearly enough. I look forward to comments or suggestions.
Not possible with Adobe software - Acrobat's context menu in Windows Explorer is not something you can customize or extend, nor can Acrobat or Adobe Reader change the system icon for a file based on the internal structure of the document.
You can create your own context handler for Windows Explorer (like the program Dropbox). To read or set the security settings of PDF files you must create also a plug-in for Acrobat.
Check Actions feature in Actobat XI. Maybe it will do what you want.