Secure Document

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Secure Document


act.doc.setSecurity.48 Secure Document



The Secure Document action uses password protection to secure documents. The following options are available when this action is placed in the Tool Actions Sequence:

Figure 1. Secure Document Options


There are two options in the Security Method dropdown menu:

Select No Security to remove existing security settings.

Select Password Security to add password security to documents. The Password Security Settings dialog box will open:

Figure 2. Password Security Settings Dialog Box


Select an option from the Compatibility dropdown menu to determine the Acrobat build with which new passwords are compatible.

Select an encryption option:

Encrypt all document contents encrypts all document content, including metadata and attachments.

Encrypt all document contents except metadata encrypts all document content and attachments.

Encrypt only file attachments encrypts only file attachments.

The Document Passwords settings determine when documents will require passwords:

Select the Require password to open the document box to set a password requirement to open documents and enter the password in the text boxes.

Select the Restrict editing and printing box to set a password requirement to edit/print documents and enter the password in the text boxes.

Use the Permissions options to determine the permitted printing and editing changes.

Select the permissions check boxes as desired.


Click OK to save settings. Then, in the Edit Tools window:


Click Save Changes to save new settings.

Click cmd.close.24 Close Edit to end the current edit and revert to previous settings.