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Saturday, 20 August 2016

How to Create Password Protected Adobe PDF Documents using Microsoft Word

Author Post Date Saturday, 20 August 2016
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Microsoft Word documents can be converted to password protected Adobe PDF documents using the built-in functionality added to MS Word. The functionality is available from Microsoft Office Version 2010. The steps given below are prepared with Microsoft Word version 2013.


  1. Open the Microsoft Word Document.
  2. Select "FILE" menu option.
    Select File Menu Option
  3. Select "Export" option in the left side menu.
  4. Click "Create PDF/XPS" button.
    Select Export option and Create PDF/XPS button
  5. 'Publish as PDF or XPS' file browser dialog will be displayed now. Click "Options" button.
    Click Options button in Publish as PDF or XPS file browser dialog
  6. In the 'Options' window, Select "Encrypt the document with a password" option.
  7. Click "OK" button.
    Select "Encrypt the document with a password" option
  8. Enter the Password and confirm the password. Please note, password must be between 6 characters and 32 characters in length.
  9. Click "OK" button.
    Enter Passwords
  10. Browse to required directory, Enter the File name and Click "Publish" button.
    Publish the PDF
Password Protected PDF Document will be generated now! Open the PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader and ensure that PDF is password protected.

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