How to share PDF files more securely.

Learn how to enhance protection for PDFs with passwords or safety certificates to share docs more securely.

Most of us share PDF files daily, whether as part of business, studying, or regular everyday life. No matter what kind of files you share, it’s critical to keep your data’s security top of mind. Even the most mundane PDF document may contain information that you don’t want made public.

It’s a good idea to enhance protection of your PDFs before sharing them. This guide shows how to transfer PDF files with Adobe Acrobat DC more securely.

Transfer PDFs more securely.

  1. Launch Acrobat DC and select the Protect tool from the Tools menu.
  2. Choose your protection settings. You can restrict editing with a password or encrypt the entire PDF with a password or digital certificate. You can also erase hidden information from the file.
  3. Once you’ve protected your file, save it as a separate copy for safekeeping.
  4. Select Share With Others from the top toolbar.
  5. Add the recipients’ email addresses. You can also allow comments with the Allow Commenting switch and add an optional deadline reminder.
  6. Select Send to share your file.

Finally, separately deliver the proper password or safety certificate to your recipients. This way you’ll help ensure your files are more secure and won’t be opened by anyone unintentionally.

Help Protect PDFs online.

You might not always have the time to go through this process, especially if you’re out and about. When you need to quickly protect a PDF, you can use Acrobat online services. Navigate to the Protect PDF tool, upload your file, set the password, and download your newly protected PDF. You can then share it with your laptop or mobile device more securely.

Discover everything you can do with Acrobat DC and Acrobat online services to help secure, share and make your PDF workflows fly.