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How to Protect PDF Files on Mac with Passwords

Have generated some important reports or dissertations into PDF documents and searching for a way to protect PDF files on Mac? Honestly, to protect your PDF files, surely, you should add passwords to restrict people' access to them. In this article, we're going to talk about how to use Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac to protect PDF files on Mac with passwords. Only in 2 simple steps, you'll take full control of your PDF files.

Step 1. Download Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac

The trial version of PDF Editor for Mac is provided to download here. Just click Mac Download button. After getting the .dmg installation file, install it on your Mac. It works well on Mac running in Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. If you have a Windows PC, you can try Wondershare PDF Editor (for Windows).

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Step 2. Add password to protect PDF files on Mac

Double-click the quick start icon on the desktop to launch Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac. The moment you launch it, a dialogue box will appear, letting you open the PDF file that you want to protect. Open the PDF file. Click File menu in the ribbon and select Security > Security settings.

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In the popped up Security Settings box, you can see two types of protection are available: protecting PDF files from being opened without authorization and restriction to PDF editing and printing. You just need to enter a password to protect your PDF files as what you want.

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If you don't know the current security properties for the PDF you've opened, you can click File > Security > Show Security Properties to see the details.

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Besides letting you add password to protect a PDF file on Mac, Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac also enables you to remove the PDF security. This feature is helpful if you want to edit a PDF file without entering the right password each time. Click File > Security > Remove Security. Enter the right password and click OK. That's it. Additionally, Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac offers full editing features, allowing you editing PDF text, images, insert, extract, delete, extract PDF pages, merge, or split PDF files.

Try Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac to protect PDF files on Mac!

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