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What version of Acrobat did you have previously?
If your version is not compatible with your OS then you need to get Acrobat Pro DC, either as subscription (recommended, so you don't end up in the same situation in the future), or as a perpetual license.
Once you have Acrobat it's very easy to apply a password-protected security policy to a PDF file.
1) OS 10 was released in 2001, 16 years ago. I remember it well. Of course, old versions of Acrobat don't work in newer systems.
2) Print to PDF in Acrobat is gone, since Mac OS 10.7. Apple took it away. Why would you print to PDF to save with a password? Just set a password (File > Properties) and Save.
3) 4) Acrobat Pro DC is the only current product for Mac. What happens when you try to download?
Thank you for replying.
I will try again to download.
Thank you MVP.
The only program I have on my mac for viewing PDFs now is Adobe Reader. It will allow me to open a window under preferences, and then select SECURITY, but I cannot set a password--it just informs me that NO SECURITY is present--under the SECURITY METHOD tab.
Any advice is appreciated.
I just tried again.
When I try to download Adobe Acrobat Pro DC it loads between 1% and 5% and then gets stuck.
Unfortunately Adobe does not make the user interface as helpful and clear as it should be...for example, it is difficult to know if one is downloading the specific Mac compatible program, or a PC version. So that could be part of it. Hard to know. This is frustrating, and not great business on their part--if this had been easier, they would have my money by now, and I would be on to the next thing on my ToDo list.
Tried to download. It said it would take over an hour--I have high bandwidth and fast internet.
Not sure why, but it just is not working.
Did you allow it an hour?