Batch Set Security

Batch set security allows you to modify the security settings of multiple PDF documents at once. This will set the EXACT same password and security settings on all documents in the list.

How to Set Security on a Batch of PDFs

  1. On the menu bar go to Batch > Security > Set Security
  2. Set the options for the batch process. Additional details for each of the settings are available below.
  3. Once all of the settings are complete, click on Start... to begin the batch process.  

Batch Set Security Settings

Passwords

Security Method - The current encryption being used to secure the document. The options are either Acrobat 5.0 (High 128-bit RC4) and later or Acrobat 7.0 (High 128-bit AES) and later.

Open Password – also known as the user password, it is the password that will be required when the documents are opened.

Permissions Password – also known as the owner password, it is the password that will be required when trying to change permissions and passwords on the documents.

Permissions

Allow Printing High Res – Print the document at high resolution. When this permission is granted, the following permission 'Printing' is also automatically granted.

Allow Printing - Allow printing the document

Allow Text & Graphics Extraction – Copy or otherwise extract text and graphics from the document. When this permission is granted, the following permission 'Extraction for Accessibility' is also automatically granted.

Allow Extraction for Accessibility – Extract text and graphics in support of accessibility to disabled users or other purposes

Allow Document Changes – Modify the document. When this permission is granted, the following 3 permissions (Document Assembly, Comments and Form Filling) are also automatically granted. When this permission is not granted, the following 3 permissions (Document Assembly, Comments and Form Filling) can independently be granted.

Allow Document Assembly – Assemble the document: insert, rotate or delete pages and create bookmarks or thumbnail images

Allow Annotations & Comments – Add or modify text annotations. When this permission is granted, the following permission 'Filling Form Fields & Signing' is automatically granted. When this permission is not granted, then the following permission 'Form Filling & Signing' can be granted independently. And when this permission is granted and the 'All Changes' permission is also granted, creating or modifying interactive form fields (including signature fields) is allowed.

Allow Filling Form Fields & Signing - Fill in existing interactive form fields including signature fields.

File List

Add Files - Displays a file chooser to add individual files to the list.

Add Folder - Displays a file chooser that adds the contents of a directory to the list.

- Removes the selected file(s) from the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) up the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) down the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) to the top of the list.

- Moves the selected file(s) to the bottom of the list.

Set Default Batch Directory - When checked, all files from the default batch directory will be added to the File List each time a batch dialog is opened.

Save Files To

Overwrite Source Files -  This option will overwrite the original PDF file during the batch process. This option is not available for any conversion processes.

Note: This CAN NOT be undone. Make sure that you have all your settings correct prior to starting the batch process

Destination Folder - This option allows you to set a destination folder to place all of the processed files. You can type the destination manually or click on the "..." button to open a directory chooser to set the destination folder

Overwrite Files - When checked, if a file with the same name as the file being processed is located in the destination folder it will be overwritten with the newly processed PDF file. If this option is not checked, a number will be appended to the output file name, to avoid duplicate file names.

Passwords to try when opening documents

To set a password click in the password field or on the Edit button. Then enter the password you want to be used. Do this for up to four passwords to try on password protected PDFs during the batch process.

Note: The passwords entered here will only be used for this batch process and will not be stored anywhere else. Passwords will have to be entered for each new batch process.