Password encryption allows us to prevent the viewers from having whole access to open, edit, copy or print a confidential document without being authorized with a correct password. With the development of technology, there are many ways to secure a document by password encryption. Here we will show you the best way to encrypt and protect a PDF file with a free PDF tool – PDFMate PDF Converter Free.
PDFMate PDF Converter Free is a simple but powerful program to convert PDF to Word, Text, HTML, EPUB, Image, SWF, merge multiple PDF files into a single one and encrypt PDF with password protection. Now let’s explore how to apply the program to perfectly secure PDF files with password. Here are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Download, Install and Launch PDFMate PDF Converter Free
Step 2.Add PDF File to the Program
Click button "Add PDF" on the upper left, and upload the PDF file you want to add password to to PDFMate PDF Converter Free.
Step 3.Encrypt PDF File
Click “Advanced Settings” on the upper right. There will be a pop-up window which allows you to customize PDF size, select layout direction and set password for the target file. Now pay attention to the "Security" part.
- Check Open Password and set a password for the PDF file. In this way, no one can open the file unless they input the right password.
- Check Permission Password. Here you can set password for disabling the actions of editing, copying or printing.