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How to password-protect a PDF on Chromebook

How to password-protect a PDF on Chromebook

Any PDF file on your Chromebook can be easily protected by applying a safe and secure password in just a few simple steps.

There are many reasons why you would need to safeguard files, from providing papers containing customer information, billing numbers, or bank statements, to securing your personal information.

Password Protect a PDF File with Adobe Acrobat

You can quickly password-protect your PDF files using Adobe Acrobat online services so that only those with the proper access can see them.

The Adobe Acrobat program for Chromebooks now has a “Password” option, allowing you to safeguard documents on Chromebooks as well as Windows or Mac machines.

It’s crucial to send the password by another method of contact, such as a phone call, text message, or written letter if you have to. 

1. Make sure Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your Chromebook first. Locate and open the file you wish to protect after opening the program.

2. To access a menu of choices, choose the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the Acrobat software. Then choose Set Password.

3. You must enter the password twice. To confirm it, click Set Password. After saving the file, you must download it to your Chromebook.

4. Locate your file in the list by clicking Home in the upper left corner of the program. The term “protected” has to be added at the end. To access another option, click the three vertical dots on the far right of the file name.

5. To save a copy, click. Click Google Drive to save it directly to your Drive or Internal Storage to download it directly to your Chromebook.



How do I password-protect a PDF file?

In Adobe Acrobat, add a password (pdf)

Select Tools > Protect > Encrypt > Encrypt with Password after opening the PDF. If prompted, choose Yes to modify the security. Put the password in the appropriate area after choosing to Require a Password to Open the Document.

How do I Password Protect a PDF File Without Acrobat? 

  • Activate Microsoft Word and open a Word document.
  • When you click File, choose Save As.
  • Choose to Browse to choose a location to store the PDF.
  • From the Save As type option, choose PDF (*.pdf).
  • Press the Option key.
  • Turn on the option to password-protect the document, then click OK.