Is It Important to Password Protect a PDF?

Tue. 24 May. 20227375

 

Recently, my friend shared with me an event in her school. To prepare for the final exam, a student sorted out a note day and night. Then he went to the store and printed out this note. Yet, he found that his note was propagated throughout his class the next day. What happened? After his investigation, he discovered that he forgot to delete the document in the store and didn’t set the password for his note. Thus, the print shop owner sold his note to students who were also taking the exam. He felt angry and sued the owner of the print shop.  

Similar situations are common. For example, there will be leaks of test papers at school or files at the workplace. Or sometimes, when you need to share your business report with your cooperative partner. But you don’t want to display the core of the messages. You will have the question that how to password protect your PDF, and realize the importance of document security.

Our user also shared his experience. One day, he discovered that his classmate had secretly looked through his paper. Immediately, he downloaded PDF Reader Pro for Windows to avoid the phenomenon. PDF Reader Pro is a software that is well praised by Windows users for its many functions like view, annotate, edit, create, convert, fill&sign, watermark, encrypt, and more, which make document workflows just simpler. Then he set a password to protect his document in PDF Reader Pro. Do you know how to set the password in this software?

Step 1:Open the document in PDF Reader Pro.

 

Tap the Open File

 

 

Step 2:Tap Editor on the toolbar, choose Security, and then choose Set Password.

 

 

Choose Security on the toolbar

 

Step 3:Tick Require a password to open the document and set your own password.

 

 

Tick Require a password to open the document

 

 Step 4:After setting your passwords, click Encrypt to finish your security setting.

Now, anyone who opens your document needs to enter the password. Our user’s classmate thus had to ask him for his paper. He was willing to share his paper, but he worried that his classmate would revise or copy his paper casually. Then, he thought of another way to deal with this problem. He still used the PDF Reader Pro and set another password to restrict the printing and copying of his paper. How did he achieve this goal in PDF Reader Pro?

Step 1:Open the document in PDF Reader Pro.

Step 2:Tap Editor on the toolbar, choose Security and then select Set Password.

Step 3:Ensure you set a password to open the document.

 

 

Enter your Open Password

 

Step 4:Tick Restrict printing and copying of the document and set another password.

 

 

Tick Restrict printing and copying of the document

 

Step 5:Click Encrypt to finish your security setting.

Then nobody can revise and copy your paper without a password. PDF Reader Pro also has other ways to protect your document. For example, you can create a flattened PDF. Flatten PDF means that you duplicate the same PDF, but the notes in flattened PDF can’t be edited or moved. You also can add the watermark in your PDF. This way can help you protect the originality of your document.

After finishing the paper, our user had to send the paper to his tutor. This time, he just removed all the passwords. PDF Reader Pro is also an easy-to-use PDF security remover. It helps users decrypt PDF protections and remove restrictions on printing, editing, and copying. How to remove the password in PDF Reader Pro?

Step 1:Open the document with passwords in PDF Reader Pro.

Step 2:Tap Editor on the toolbar, choose Security, and choose Remove Security, then click Remove Password. 

Step 3:If you have other files need to decrypt. You can click Add Files and If the open password is required, you need to enter the correct password first and then click Remove Password to remove protections from PDF files. 

 

 

Click the Add files and enter the password

 

Sometimes, you may have a problem that more than two documents need to be encrypted. You may ask what can you do to encrypt all these documents faster? PDF Reader Pro also can help you! You just need to follow these steps:

Step 1:Open the document in PDF Reader Pro.

Step 2:Tap Editor on the toolbar, choose Security and then select Set Password.

Step 3:Click Batch and then choose Add Files and encrypt documents in batches.  

 

 

 

Click Batch

Click the button of Add Files

 

Step 4:Or you want to remove passwords in batches, choose Remove Password and click Add more than two files.

In this way, you can encrypt or decrypt all documents at once and process your documents efficiently.

Information leakage is becoming more and more serious. Thus, people pay more and more attention to the security of documents. If you have a similar experience or question, welcome to email us at [email protected]

Are you willing to try the document encrypting? Will you want to learn more about how to add a watermark and how to create a flattened PDF? We have many surprises for you to discover. Get a 7-day free trial of PDF Reader Pro now!

 

 

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