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Password Protect Numerous PDFs in a Batch

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Sep 16, 2009

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I have several PDFs I'd like to add passwords to but I do not want to combine them in to one file.

Is there a way to batch or run a script that would assign a password to all of the file individually in one fell swoop?

Thanks!

Hi Kim,

The short answer is yes.

Select the Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing menu item

Click the New Sequence button on the Batch Sequences dialog

Add a name (e.g. Password Sec) and then click the OK button on the New Sequence dialog

Click the Select Command button on the Edit Batch Sequence dialog

Scroll the listbox on the left until you find Security

Highlight Security and then click the Add button

Highlight Security in the right listbox and then click the Edit button

Select Password Security from the Security Method drop-down list

Assign the security settings you want to use and then click the OK button on the Password Security Settings dialog

You will be asked to confirm the passwords that you've assigned

Click the Close button on the Document Security dialog

Click the OK button on the Edit Sequence dialog

You are back to the Edit Batch Sequence dialog at this point and you've completed one of the three items. Here is where Batch is powerful. If you decided to run the command on a Selected Folder all you need to do is drop all of the unencrypted files into the folder you have selected and run the Batch Sequence. If you click the Output Options button you can assign new names to the files so you can keep the unencrypted original separate from the newly encrypted copy.

I hope this helps,

Steve

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Password Protect Numerous PDFs in a Batch

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I have several PDFs I'd like to add passwords to but I do not want to combine them in to one file.

Is there a way to batch or run a script that would assign a password to all of the file individually in one fell swoop?

Thanks!

Hi Kim,

The short answer is yes.

Select the Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing menu item

Click the New Sequence button on the Batch Sequences dialog

Add a name (e.g. Password Sec) and then click the OK button on the New Sequence dialog

Click the Select Command button on the Edit Batch Sequence dialog

Scroll the listbox on the left until you find Security

Highlight Security and then click the Add button

Highlight Security in the right listbox and then click the Edit button

Select Password Security from the Security Method drop-down list

Assign the security settings you want to use and then click the OK button on the Password Security Settings dialog

You will be asked to confirm the passwords that you've assigned

Click the Close button on the Document Security dialog

Click the OK button on the Edit Sequence dialog

You are back to the Edit Batch Sequence dialog at this point and you've completed one of the three items. Here is where Batch is powerful. If you decided to run the command on a Selected Folder all you need to do is drop all of the unencrypted files into the folder you have selected and run the Batch Sequence. If you click the Output Options button you can assign new names to the files so you can keep the unencrypted original separate from the newly encrypted copy.

I hope this helps,

Steve

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Hi Kim,

The short answer is yes.

Select the Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing menu item

Click the New Sequence button on the Batch Sequences dialog

Add a name (e.g. Password Sec) and then click the OK button on the New Sequence dialog

Click the Select Command button on the Edit Batch Sequence dialog

Scroll the listbox on the left until you find Security

Highlight Security and then click the Add button

Highlight Security in the right listbox and then click the Edit button

Select Password Security from the Security Method drop-down list

Assign the security settings you want to use and then click the OK button on the Password Security Settings dialog

You will be asked to confirm the passwords that you've assigned

Click the Close button on the Document Security dialog

Click the OK button on the Edit Sequence dialog

You are back to the Edit Batch Sequence dialog at this point and you've completed one of the three items. Here is where Batch is powerful. If you decided to run the command on a Selected Folder all you need to do is drop all of the unencrypted files into the folder you have selected and run the Batch Sequence. If you click the Output Options button you can assign new names to the files so you can keep the unencrypted original separate from the newly encrypted copy.

I hope this helps,

Steve

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This is great news!!!

I will be rounding up my customers files to get this done tomorrow. I'll post my results.

Thank you, thank you!

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