You can disallow some actions in a PDF document so that users
only have specific rights in the PDF. For example, they could have
the right to open and read but not to print the document.
Go to the Tools tab and click Password. A new
window will open.
Click Browse to select the PDF file that you want to set
restrictions on. Select the Disallow these actions in the PDF
document check box. Next select what actions are to be
- Modifying document
- Content copying or extraction
- Form field fill-in or signing
- Document assembly
Next you need to set a password. This password can only be used
to change the restrictions of a document in the PDF editing
software. This password will not enable users to overcome the
restrictions in Adobe Reader.
Click Set Password to apply the restrictions to the
If you have just edited a PDF, you can apply restrictions as
part of the saving process.
To save a PDF file with restricted permissions, click Save PDF
in the File group on the Home tab. The Save As window will open.
Select a new name for the document. To protect your data against
accidental loss, Smart PDF Editor does not allow you to overwrite
Next, click the Security tab on the right-hand side of the Save
As window. Select the Disallow these actions in the PDF document
check box. Next select what actions are to be disallowed:
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