Top Way to Password Protect PDF on Mac
Simple Steps to Add Password to PDF on Mac
1. Free Download PDFelement for Mac
2. Import PDF Files to PDFelement for Mac
3. Encrypt PDF with Password
PDF file is a great file format that you can use it for personal use or for business purposes. With PDF files, you will be able to protect them with passwords, which restricts one from accessing your PDF information. Moreover, you can also add restrictions, which limits one from copying, editing or formatting your PDF file. To protect PDF files, you need to look for now. Continue reading this guide as it shows you how to password protect PDF on Mac.
Best Protect PDF Tool to Add Password to PDF Mac
PDFelement for Mac allows you to protect your PDFs with open password and permission password. Open Password restricts unauthorized person from viewing your PDF file whereas the Permission Password also known as user password allows you control how to edit, copy, paste and print PDF files. Therefore, with this software you can opt to encrypt your PDF file with open password, permission password or both. Without further ado now let us see how to add Password to PDF Mac with PDFelement for Mac.
How to Add a Password to a PDF Mac (macOS 10.15 Included)
Step 1. Import PDF Files to Protect
Launch PDFelement for Mac to start PDF Password Mac protection. Import a PDF by clicking on "File" and then click on "Open" to choose the files from your Mac. You can also navigate the cursor to the bottom and click on "Open File" button and that will enable you to select and upload the PDF file that you want to protect.
Step 2. Protect PDF from Opening on Mac
On the new window that has the PDF opened, move to the top side of the menu again and click on the "File" option then find "Protect" Option. This may appear last on the list of items displayed. Now click on the "Encrypt with Password" button. On the security settings, mark on "Document Open Password". Finally click on "Okay".
Step 3. Protect PDF from Editing on Mac
You can also enter permission password that restricts one from printing, editing and altering your PDF. To do so, click on "File". Next, click on the "Encrypt with Password" option. On the security setting window that appears go to "Permissions". Mark on "Permission Password". Enter permission password and then confirm by re-entering it. Under changes allowed, mark on the preferred changes that can be allowed.
Also ensure you uncheck the "Enable copying of texts, images and other content". From there you can now protect the file by clicking on "OK" button. Remember to provide a password that you can easily remember since you will be required to enter it when you want to edit, copy or modify your PDF.
Step 4. Batch Password Protect PDF Files
To batch password protect PDF Mac, you have to use PDFelement Pro for Mac.
You can also protect multiple files simultaneously. To do so, click on the "Tool" button in the left side. After that, you can now click on "Batch Encryprt". Next you need to provide open password under "Document Open" option. Enter an open password and then confirm the password. Click on "+" to add PDF files that need to protect.
Then move to "Permission" under that mark on restrict editing and printing of documents. Below it, enter permission password and confirm it again. Under Printing allowed, mark on "None". For changes allowed you can specify what can be changed or mark on "None" if you do not want any changes to be made. Also, ensure that you uncheck on "Enable copying of texts, images and other content" option. You can then click on "Apply" to finish batch password protect PDF Mac.
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