Sharing sensitive documents electronically doesnit necessarily require applications like Adobe Acrobat to encrypt and protect your data. Mac OS X includes its own PDF encryption tool, no extra charge.
Hereis how to create an encrypted PDF from most any application:
- Choose File > Print.
- Click and hold the PDF button, and then choose Encrypt PDF.
- Enter a password others can use to decrypt your PDF.
- Click Continue.
- Name your PDF.
- Click Save.
Tigeris Encrypt PDF option.
Enter a password to keep prying eyes out of your PDF.
Name your encrypted PDF.
Anyone that wants to read the contents of your PDF will first need to have the password you assigned to the document.
This is a quick and easy was to make sure that your private documents stay that way. If you need more control over how your PDF is created - like which fonts are included - youill still need to use a more full-featured PDF creation tool like Adobe Acrobat.<!--#include virtual="/includes/newsite/series/quicktip.shtml"-->