Add password security to PDFs on export from InDesign

InDesign allows for the exporting of Print and Interactive PDFs both of which can be password protected in multiple ways. This video first shows how to restrict the opening of a PDF and then how to restrict the editing and printing of a PDF.


0:00 – Where to find security settings when exporting a PDF

0:34 – Adding a password for opening the PDF

0:50 – Adding a permission password to restrict PDF editing and printing

1:32 – Confirming passwords at PDF export

2:04 – Demoing password protected PDF in Acrobat

2:33 – Adding password security to Print or Interactive PDFs is identical


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