Hi. My document got locked by itself and now it is asking me to give a permissions password to edit it

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Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Anyone has any idea what is the default permission password? I've not put any password  on the document, but now i nd one to edit it.

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Community Expert , Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

There's no such thing as a "deafult permission password", and documents don't apply a security policy on their own.

On top of that, Reader is not even capable of applying such a policy, so something else has to have happened...

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Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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There's no such thing as a "deafult permission password", and documents don't apply a security policy on their own.

On top of that, Reader is not even capable of applying such a policy, so something else has to have happened...

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How was the document created?

If it was created from Microsoft Office from the Acrobat ribbon, the creator might have enabled security to be set automatically. That’s not the same as “by itself” as someone would have had to have triggered it, but it would appear to be automatic to the casual user.

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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So I asked the only people that could be considered a document author or creator, and that is the insurance company that sent me the form, which I downloaded, partially filled out and saved to my hard drive. They are not aware of any passwords that they set or that could be required. So what do I do to now finish editing the form, which I already spent a lot of time on.

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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Have you been filling the form by typing on it? You must continue to fill by typing. Do not select EDIT to change things, that is not used to change your typing, it's used to change the form design. 

If you signed the form, that is probably final. Absolutely final. If it turns out the form wasn't finished, start again. It's best to save a copy before signing. 

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