I don't understand because I downloaded Adobe Acrobat DC, I did the procedure as mentioned on the help of the plateform and a notification appears to tell me to download Adobe Acrobat DC...
All I want to do with Adobe Acrobat DC is to protect my documents with a password so people can't edit them.
Could someone help me please ?
Does you use Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader?
I use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and I had to download Creative Cloud...
Acrobat Reader can't protect files.
Install Adobe Acrobat and use it.
I did but it downloads Acrobat DC, which opens Creative Cloud.
Acrobat DC is Adobe Acrobat. DC is only the version of Adobe Acrobat.
Okay, so why isn't it working you think ? Why do I need to download Creative cloud ...
And what is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC ? Is it adobe acrobate reader or adobe acrobat DC ? Or none ?
Adobe Acrobat DC is part of the Creative Cloud.
Okay thanks a lot. So "adobe acrobat reader DC" is the right installation ? It is the main one ?
Because if yes i don't understand why it asks me the last complete version...
The problem is that once I click on "Protect using Password", it asks me if I downloaded the correct version of Acrobat...
I took a screenshot that you can see below so you can see the notification I get. It is in french, sorry about that.
No. You must use Adobe Acrobat DC (first column in your image) ! Acrobat Reader DC (second column in your image) can't protect files.
Yes I am trying to install it, but I can't !! It only downloads me "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" and "Creative Cloud".
I even deleted "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" and reinstalled it and still it downloads me the reader one.
In the Creative Cloud app install and open Adobe Acrobat.
Okay, but then when I installed it, where do I go to open it ?
Because it doesn't appear on my search engine of Finder
You can open it in the creative cloud app.
Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described you want to password protect the PDF files so people can not edit them.
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.
If the PDF is secured with both types of passwords, it can be opened with either password. However, only the permissions password allows the user to change the restricted features. Because of the added security, setting both types of passwords is often beneficial.
For information about protecting PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC please check out the steps suggested in the help page https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/securing-pdfs-passwords.html
Hope this information will help
Thank you Amal for your detailed answer.
Actually i already followed the steps and the problem is that once I click on "Protect using Password", it asks me if I downloaded the correct verson of Acrobat...
I took a screenshot that you can see below, it is in french.
Thanks in advance for your help !
I usually have to post the PDF for some of my readers (those who have subscribed to my blog). Usually, what I Do is protect my PDF and e-mail the passwords to my subscribers of my blog. This way, the built-in password manager of PDF let me easily protect my PDF file. You can visit all of these here.