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Can I use PDF-Tools to change the security settings of multiple files at the same time?

Question:

Can I use PDF-Tools to change the security settings of multiple files at the same time?

Answer:

Yes. Follow the steps below:

1. Open PDF-Tools.

2. Click the Protection Category.

3. Right-click Secure PDF and then click Edit:

The Secure PDF dialog box will open.

4. Ensure the Allow select multiple files and Show extended dialog for files selecting dialog boxes are selected, then select Password Security in the Security Method dropdown menu:

The Password Security dialog box will open:

  • 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.

 5. Click OK to save settings, then click Close Edit to return to the Protection Tools dialog box:

6. Double click Secure PDF. The Choose Input Files dialog box will open:

7. Drag the desired folders into the window, or click the plus icon to select files saved on the local computer.

8. Click OK. The Select Folder dialog box will open.

9. Set the location at which the files will be saved and click Select.

The selected files will then be converted according to the security settings determined at step 4.

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