help with Adobe Acrobat Pro 2011 version

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  1. MobileArtist

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    When I bought my laptop from a photographer, it had Adobe Acrobat Pro 2011 preinstalled. what I am trying to do is to create a read-only, non-editable PDF to send to someone. The document cannot be password-protected or encrypted for simple reading by the other party, but I understand there is a way of requiring a password to edit the document. This would allow the other party to read it freely, but be unable to change the document.

    When I go to the tools menu and hit protection, a window opens up on the right with several options, but clicking on them does nothing! It does not open up a drop-down menu, or any other options, and this is a full, paid for version of Acrobat Pro 2011.

    I would appreciate any help in accomplishing this task.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    Do you have this option:
    1. Open the PDF in Acrobat DC.
    2. Choose File > Protect Using Password. Alternatively, you can choose Tools > Protect > Protect Using Password.
    3. Select if you want to set the password for Viewing or Editing the PDF.
    4. Type and retype your password. ...
    5. Click Apply.
     
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    Thank you for your quick response. I really appreciate it.

    After posting I did find my way to the file menu and succeeded in creating a file that is password restricted only in the sense that a password is required for editing, but still allows opening without a password, and printing without a password. So that's good.

    The curious thing is that after saving the file in this manner a window opening from Adobe saying that editing might still be possible with third party programs.

    The document that I'm going to be sending is the product of a long period of endeavor, so I am anxious to protect it.

    A gentleman at Adobe made some comment about digital signature, but when I read about it it seemed that it might not be applicable or useful to me.

    And just to reiterate, I'm using a 2011 version of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

    Any ideas?
     
  4. Gumwars

    Gumwars Notebook Consultant

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    Put it on a thumb drive and encrypt it. If you're that concerned about unwanted attention, I doubt you're going to email the file, hand-deliver the encrypted thumb drive to the client. There are a ton of free encryption tools out there that will make it virtually impossible for anyone other than the intended party to access the files.
     
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    Any kinda encryption wish Adobe software will have to be addressed by Adobe Support not Adobe forum that's whom you should be talking to or emailing to since you own the software it's in their interest to look into your issue.
     
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