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Techie Tip of the Week: Password Protect Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Documents

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Did you know that you can restrict access to or prevent unauthorized users from modifying a PDF file using passwords?

To add password security to a PDF file:

  1. On the Advanced menu, point to Security, and then click Password Encrypt.screenshot of advanced>security
  2. Confirm that you wish to change security settings by clicking Yes.
  3. Enter the security settings, and then click OK.
    screenshot of confirm security settings

  4. Confirm your password and then click OK.
  5. To finalize the security settings, save the PDF.

Techie Tip of the Week: Edit a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Did you know you can edit most PDF files?

Here’s how:

  1. Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Advanced Editing, and then click TouchUp Text Tool (to change or delete text) or TouchUp Object Tool (to move or delete graphical elements or other objects).
  3. Click the text, graphics, or object to be altered, and then make the edits. (When using the TouchUp Text Tool, you can add, delete, or edit the text; when using the TouchUp Object Tool, you can select and then move or delete block of text or graphics).

To learn more about Adobe Acrobat, come take our class Adobe Acrobat & PDFs: Creating, Collaborating, and Saving (The Basics), which will be held on February 3, 2011.

For more information on the class, watch the course preview video , or visit http://techtraining.stanford.edu/.