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Windows 7: Need to secure PDF docs

11 Aug 2012   #1
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Need to secure PDF docs

OK, so sometime I want to print a PDF doc where nobody can makes changes to it, insert stuff in to it, or extract the info from it.

In other words, all I want therm to be able to do is print it and that's it...

On my secondary XP machine, I was using a program by Software602 that allowed me to do this... but, in order to upgrade for my new Win 7 machine I'd have to pay $119 so I'd like to see if there is a free (or low cost) PDF printing program out there that would allow me to do this with PDF docs.

Any leads on something like this?


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12 Aug 2012   #2
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Try following this guide; should be free!
How to Copyright or Lock PDF Files | eHow.com
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12 Aug 2012   #3
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I don't need to password protect... this is a business doc to be sent by email for printing only and I want to make it where all they can do is print.

Yes, I know there's always a way around any security I put on the PDF file but I want to make it as hard as possible for anyone to lift the info from the doc, or change any of the content.

Password protection is not what I need... I need security as in "Print only"
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12 Aug 2012   #4
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Okay, found something you might be looking for:
So.. First off; install Apache OpenOffice OR LibreOffice.
1. Open the PDF in either OpenOffice or LibreOffice and select File => Export as PDF.
2. Click on the Security tab and set a permissions password by clicking the corresponding button.
3. Tick the Not Permitted box in the Changes section.
4. If you want; make other changes.
5. Click Export to start converting your document. Select a suitable name and location for the new PDF file.
6. DONE!
Helped?
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12 Aug 2012   #5
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

If it involves setting a password on the PDF doc... I can't use it.

I just want people to be able to open the PDF doc without using a password, and ALL they can do is print it.
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12 Aug 2012   #6
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I think you can skip the password process. Set a password only if you want to edit it. Follow the guide but skip the password thing!
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12 Aug 2012   #7
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Nevermind... I figured out how to do it with Software602's new free version at
Software602 Print2PDF Free Download | Software602.com

I didn't realize they have a free basic version now, which is basically what I paid $100 for a few years ago as it does all the same stuff.

Thanks for the tips!
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12 Aug 2012   #8
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Please mark this thread as solved, Thanks!
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