PDF format enables you to share files easily as it is compatible with all operating systems and does not alter the content. However, you need to send confidential files at times and ensure they stay secure. Encrypt PDF is one of the best steps to protect sensitive information. PDF encryption is done for tax forms, medical information, and other documents that need to be tightly controlled. However, if you are thinking how to encrypt a PDF file, then we will walk you through it step by step.Here in this article, you will learn how to encrypt a PDF on Mac with PDFelement Pro.
The first step on how to encrypt PDF on Mac, you need to download the PDFelement pro software on your Mac. After the software is installed, launch the program on your Mac and open the PDF file for encryption by clicking on the 'Open File' Button.
Go to the left toolbar and click the 'Tool' > 'Batch Encrypt' button. A pop-up window will appear. Now choose 'Add files' or 'Add a folder', or 'Add open files' to encrypt PDF Mac files. If you want to restrict others from opening your PDF files, enter any password you like below 'DOCUMENT OPEN' and confirm it. To restrict the PDF from being edited and changes, select the 'PERMISSIONS' option to set a permission password. You can also customize the settings by choosing either Inserting Allowed or Filling Allowed or else. If you need both restrictions, select them. Once done with changing the setting click on 'Apply'.
When you are done with changes in the settings, click on 'Apply' and choose the destination folder as well as name your file and then hit the 'Open' button. The protection will be enabled. And you can find the encrypted PDF in the destination folder.
PDFelement Pro is easy to use PDF editing software that allows you to create, organize, and encrypt PDF file(s). With its flexible pricing, robust features, and impeccable performance, PDFelement Pro is the go-to document management system for companies and individuals.