Using the Encrypt document action
Use the Encrypt document action to encrypt a PDF file.
To encrypt a PDF file, follow these steps:
- In the Actions palette, double-click or drag the Encrypt document action from the PDF package.
In the PDF path, select one of the following options to
specify the location of the PDF:
- Control Room file: Enables you to select a PDF file that is available in a folder in the Control Room.
- Desktop profile: Enables you to select a PDF file that is available on your device.
- Variable: Enables you to specify the file variable that contains the location of the PDF file.
In the User password or Owner
password field, enter a password to restrict access to the
encrypted PDF file.
- User password: Allow users to perform specific operations on the encrypted PDF file.
- Owner password: Allow users to use a password to open the file.
In the User Permissions to Apply field, select the
- Print: Allows users to print the document.
- Modify: Allows users to edit the document.
- Copy: Allows users to copy the document.
- Form Fill: Allows users to fill a form in the document.
- Document Assembly: Allows users to combine multiple PDF files, attach files, and so on.
- Annotation: Allows users to apply annotations in the document.
- Accessibility: Allows users to read text from the document using accessibility devices.
- In the Encryption level, select the RC4 40-bit, RC4 128-bit, or AES 128-bit option to specify the encryption level.
In the Save encrypted PDF as field, specify a name and
location for the encrypted file.
You must include the .pdf extension in the name of the encrypted file. For example, if the file name is June_Quarter_report, the .pdf extension is June_Quarter_report.pdf.
Select the Overwrite files with the same name check box
to overwrite existing files with the same name.
Note: If this option is not selected and the bot encounters a file with the same name at the specified location, the bot will fail.
From the Assign PDF properties to a dictionary variable
list, select a dictionary variable to hold the file properties.
For more information, see Using a dictionary variable for PDF properties.
- Click Save.