You must have Adobe Reader to open a PDF document or even you can open PDF on Google Chrome browser but there is a chance that you don’t have Adobe software to create a PDF. We have shared few online places where you can create PDF documents for free. But if you are having applications like Microsoft Office Word or even OpenOffice Doc, then you can create document over there and just hit the print command to convert that document into PDF. You can use Google Chrome to save web pages as PDF but the browser can’t convert documents and for that you need to either opt for software or online tools.
Well, PDF document format is mainly use for security and protection of the data or information inside that document. For that purpose, we use owner and user password for PDF to lock the data and share the password with trusted users only. In this article, I will show you how you can convert any printable document into PDF and then secure that PDF document by encrypting the data and securing that by adding a password.
I use PrimoPDF for converting any document into PDF. Whether you have opened a webpage in the browser or any word document or notepad etc. if that is printable, that can be converted into PDF by PrimoPDF. You need to download and install the PrimoPDF on your Windows PC and then select PrimoPDF option available on Print window rather than selecting a physical printer.
Now a windows will ask you to save the document on your computer as PDF. Locate the final destination of converted document and save the same. Finally you successfully converted the document from one format to PDF. Now it is time to secure that PDF with attaching a password.
There is a free application named BeCyPDFMetaEdit which can easily add a password to PDF document or even can remove the same. You need to download the zip folder of this software and then open the executable file. Before locating the PDF file, select “Complete Rewrite” option the on open PDF window of this application. Here is the screenshot.
On Security settings panel, you can select high encryption password protection and then enter the owner and user password. Even you can select the restrictions for the document for that password. Here is the screenshot showing that page.
Now navigate to “Security” tab and there you can add owner password as well as user password. By providing these passwords, you can secure that PDF document and have peace of mind.
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