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There may be times when you want to protect a PDF file that you are sending to other people, either to prevent unauthorized people opening it, or prevent others printing or editing sensitive data. You will need the full Adobe Acrobat Pro software to password encrypt a document. Adobe Acrobat DC users, please follow the instructions for protecting a file from Adobe.com. Otherwise, follow the steps below:
Important Note: If you lose or forget your password you will be unable to retrieve the document again. If you are emailing or sending the document to someone else over a network, do not include the password with the document for security reasons. It should be sent to the receiving party by another means.
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