How to create a password-protected PDF file in OS X




How to create a password-protected PDF file in OS X

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Password protect in OS X can not only your valuable files and folders , but also ordinary documents. For example, create a password-protected PDF takes just a minute, and now we’ll see how to do it.

First we need any paper. This can be a file Pages, Word, Excel or other – in the future we will still convert it to PDF. For our experiments, I specifically created a test document Word.

To convert a file to PDF, open a text editor, go to “File” menu, select “Print” and then “Save as PDF».

Сохранить как PDF

But save our new document is premature. We go to the security settings file where the system prompts us to choose a password, without which access to the document would be impossible.

Параметры безопасности

Then click “Save” and the file will immediately appear in the folder. Double-clicking on it, you will see the password.

Вводим пароль

With this simple trick you can easily protect your document from prying eyes. If you try to crack the file the attacker will only see strange symbols in place of its contents, but in other cases, no password is necessary. Very handy for when your computer works sometimes someone else.

Of course, for a higher level of protection is recommended to encrypt the entire hard disk , not individual files and folders. In this case, it can be open only after entering a special key, which automatically generates the system itself.

On the other hand, a professional burglar will certainly find a way around any defense, especially the built-in operating system, so do not trust the safety of such methods are extremely important documents.


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