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I just want to prevent others from making changes

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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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!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Hi @Elizabeth346105209fu4

 

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.

Permissions password

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

 

~Amal

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Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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The best way to do that is to digitally sign your file.

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