I use the Pro version, Mac also. In trying to protect my document, I am forced to create a password, yet I am not finding a way to simply make it a view only when the document is shared. I have gone in circles, looked at so many online 'help' pages.. yet, I cannot get this simple task done.
Can anyone please help?
Thank you so very much!
Hope you are doing well and thanks for reaching out.
You can limit access to a PDF by setting passwords and by restricting certain features, such as printing and editing. However, you cannot prevent saving copies of a PDF. The copies have the same restrictions as the original PDF. Two types of passwords are available:
Document open password
A Document Open password (also known as a user password) requires a user to type a password to open the PDF.
A permissions password (also known as a master password) requires a password to change permission settings. Using a permissions password, you can restrict printing, editing, and copying content in the PDF. Recipients don’t need a password to open the document in Reader or Acrobat. They do need a password to change the restrictions you've set.
For more information please go through the help page https://adobe.ly/3NXts8B
The best way to do that is to digitally sign your file.