Microsoft Word 2013 includes support to create and edit PDF documents, however not many people know it includes a feature that allows you to password protect PDF files as well. Read on to find out more.
Password Protecting a PDF File in Word 2013
Open your document and click on the file menu, then click on Save As.
On the right hand side you will need to choose a location to save the password protected version of the PDF.
Now drop down the Save as type box and choose PDF.
This will make an options button appear, click on it.
When the dialog box appears, you will notice the last option is to encrypt the document with a password, check the box.
Then you will need to select a password and click ok.
Finally you can go ahead and save the PDF.
That’s all there is to it.
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- Published 11/17/12