IJ Scan Utility (Windows) - Setting Passwords for PDF Files - TS8320

Article ID: ART177294 | Date published: 08/06/2020 | Date last updated: 08/06/2020


This article provides information on setting passwords for PDF files that are created in IJ Scan Utility for Windows.


Setting Passwords for PDF Files

Set passwords for PDF files you create in IJ Scan Utility to restrict opening, editing, and printing of the files.

The following two types of password can be set.

  • Password for opening the PDF file

  • Permissions password for printing or editing the PDF file

 You will not be able to open or edit the PDF file if you forget the password. It is recommended that you write down the passwords and keep them in a safe place for future reference.

 Password-protected PDF files cannot be opened in applications that do not support security settings for PDF files.

 Even if a permissions password is set for a PDF file, the restricted commands (print, edit, etc.) may differ from those in IJ Scan Utility depending on your application.

 Setting passwords from the PDF edit screen is used as an example in the following descriptions.

  1. Start IJ Scan Utility.

  2. Click PDF Editor.

    figure: IJ Scan Utility

    IJ PDF Editor starts.

  3. Open the PDF file for which you want to set a password.

  4. Select Save As... in the File menu.

    figure: IJ PDF Editor

    The Save dialog box appears.

  5. Select the Set up password security checkbox.

    figure: Save dialog box

    The Password Security Settings dialog box appears.

  6. Select the Require a password to open the document or the Require a password to print or edit the document checkbox, and then enter the password you want to set.

    figure: Password Security Settings Dialog Box

     Enter a password of up to 32 characters using single-byte letters, numbers, and/or symbols (!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\]^_`{|}~). Passwords are case sensitive.

     To set both a Document Open Password and a Permissions Password, select both checkboxes and specify a different password for each.
    In each Password (Confirmation) field, enter the corresponding password you have set.

  7. Click OK.

    The password(s) will be set for the PDF file.

  8. Click Save.

    The PDF file is saved.

     Even if you set password(s) and save the PDF file, the password(s) will be deleted once you edit the file. To reset the password(s) and save the file, select Save As... from the File menu, and then reset the password(s).

     To overwrite a saved file, click Save icon (Save) on the Toolbar.

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