How to create password protected PDF files using Openoffice

Written by James McDonald

July 3, 2011

I created this howto a while ago.

How to password protect files by saving them as PDF’s using Open Office.

Note: The file must be in Open Document or a format that Openoffice can read. And then:

  1. Using Openoffice. Open the file you want to password protect.
  2. Click File ==> Export as PDF
  3. On the PDF Options box that appears. Click the Security Tab and click the “Set open password”
    button.
  4. Enter a password and click OK.
  5. Then click Export to save the file as a password protected PDF.

And once more with pictures: How To Create Password Protected PDF Files Using OpenOffice

1 Comment

  1. Curious Apprentice

    One can first install “pdftk” cli and the do this from terminal :

    pdftk source.pdf output protected.pdf user_pw PROMPT

    One can also replace PROMPT with his/her own password like:
    pdftk source.pdf output protected.pdf user_pw 123456

    If some one is using Ubuntu or Fedora he/she can use nautilus actions tool to add an entry in context menu to lock pdf.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

You May Also Like…

PHPSECLIB3 Client Algorithms

Recently our EDI supplier notified that they were changing their SFTP encryption and data integrity algorithms I use...