How to protect and lock a PDF with password before sending through email?

Is there any way to password protect and lock a sensitive PDF file before sending as an attachment through email? I cannot afford Adobe acrobat pro and free primopdf didn’t work for me as well. Any help will be appreciated!

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hancockt
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You can ZIP the PDF file and protect the ZIP file. You can also try programs like NitroPDF and PDF Encrypt ( http://www.mypdfsolutions.com/how-to-protect-lock-pdf-file.html ) to set the password protection to your PDF file without Acrobat.

Sorry for the delayed responce. Well it did the job for me. Program is good and it can password protect and lock a PDF file. Hope it's a strong protection which cannot be cracked. Thanks! 
jimlynch
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This article might be of use to you:

How to Lock PDF Files
http://www.ehow.com/how_5875867_lock-pdf-files.html

bcastle
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You can use Adobe Acrobat IX to password protect PDFs if you use Outlook. Not sure if it will do the same for non-Office applications though.

Thanks for the reply!
memenka
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I would like to add one more thing, one should protect PDF file with user or open as owner password is pretty much easy to crack.  

Christine Williams
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You can try PDF unlocker software will help to unlock sensitive PDF File restriction.

 

Visit more information: http://www.adobe.pdf-unlocker.com/

krishnakantj
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@Methew 

 

Can you please share your soluton. As i am also trying to make PDF password protected in SAP.

 

Please share you solution if it can help me ..

 

thanking you in advance.

macjone
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I would not recommend online services in case if you want to password-protect your sensitive or confidential PDF files from reading as it would not be a smart thing to upload your sensitive PDF files over these unknown third-party servers.

 

if you have Microsoft Word 2013, follow the procedure on

www.howtogeek.com/124824/how-to-password-protect-pdf-files-in-word-2013/.

 

 

 

 

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Laura P. Núñez
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i am using a free file encryption Prot-On, encrypt and decide who and when can access your documents.

 

You can try it http://www.prot-on.com

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