Monday, October 03, 2005

Protect your PDF

I often send document to customers document created from OpenOffice in PDF format. To protect your hardwork add a PDF password.

PDFTK from Stewart Sid is excellent and has many functions as detailed on the website but I use it for protecting PDF documents. Windows and Linux versions available.

Windows Install.
Download PDFTK and copy pdftk.exe into
c:/windows/system32


To password protect and allow printing (unable to change or copy/paste document)

pdftk inputfile.pdf output output.pdf owner_pw password allow printing