How to Lock Files in Adobe Acrobat

We all send important documents over webmail or Internet in the form of PDF files. Even books and newspapers are available in PDF format. This is because the software for reading such documents is free plus it helps you to protect your files from changing and copying. With Adobe Acrobat, it is easy for the creator to restrict the permission levels or lock the document. 


Follow the below steps for locking the files in the tool: 
  1. In Adobe Acrobat, open the PDF file which you want to lock. 
  2. From File menu, choose Properties. Then tap on the Security tab. 
  3. When asked tap on Yes button. 
  4. From the drop down menu, choose a compatibility level. With this you can understand the encryption level of the document accessed. An Adobe Reader 9 standard encrypted file won’t work in Adobe Reader 3. Select the latest version of the program for reading the PDFs. Keep in mind that you can update the Reader software for free if you have previous version installed. 
  5. Select which components of the document you want to lock or encrypt. You can lock all the contents of the file, either the file attachments or everything but not the metadata.
  6. For locking the PDF, choose the password type. You can set a password for opening as well as editing the PDF. In the required field type the password. 
  7. If you want to permit the copying and pasting the PDF, tap on ‘Enable Copying of Text, Images, and Other Content’ option. 
  8. For confirming the password click on ‘OK’ button. 

Call Adobe Support Canada team for further information by dialing 1-844-888-3870  

If you need any help in for the above process or facing any trouble while using the software then connect with the professionals who are well versed with the tool and can guide you. Contact them by dialing Adobe Customer Support Number '1-844-888-3870' and discuss your concern with us. You can also reach us by dropping a message over live chat or sending an email. We will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

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