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Decrypt/Encrypt Document (Edit menu)

Note: This feature is only available for PDF documents. It is active only when Able2Extract Professional is in editing mode.

Depending on the current state of the opened document, you can use this feature to Encrypt or Decrypt existing PDFs. This feature is different from the regular PDF Security options accessible through the View menu. Those settings are applied during the PDF creation process and, hence, only work for newly generated PDFs.

The Decrypt/Encrypt Document feature allows you to open a secured PDF, make last minute revisions and decrypt it for sharing with others, for instance. Or if a PDF document you receive contains sensitive information, you can protect it by encrypting the PDF before sending it to someone else.

Encrypting PDF Documents

To encrypt PDF documents, open your PDF in Able2Extract Professional. Ensure that you are in Edit mode by clicking on the Edit command on the toolbar .

Revise your PDF as needed by adding or deleting text, redacting information or adding annotations. Once all your modifications have been made, go to Edit > Encrypt Document....

Then in the Encrypt Document dialog box that appears, you can adjust your new encryption settings.

To save your modifications and new security settings, use the Save or Save As function

Decrypting PDF Documents

To decrypt PDF documents, open your PDF in Able2Extract Professional. Ensure that you are in Edit mode by clicking on the Edit command on the toolbar .

Then go to Edit > Decrypt Document.

To save your modifications and new security settings, use the Save or Save As function