Can anyone reccommend any software to password protect PDF files sent by email ?
I use pdf annotator. It was a one-off fee of £45 a few years ago.
Have you looked at Adobe DC
Yes i have had a look but wanted to compare other and possibly cheaper options.
I have only a small number of clients and operating on a part time basis now.
We use PDFMate Free Version and it does the job.
PDFMate for me, too
PDFill Tools is free.
Has a bunch of tools to merge, split, watermark, rotate and to password protect a PDF file.
If you had a word document/or spreadsheet - opened with libre software (free) - you can send that document as a pdf with password.
open with libre - go to file - send- email as pdf - security - enter password
If using a Mac, then the built-in Preview programme lets you open any PDF, and then export with any name you wish, including the current name, and at the same time add any password you want to password encrypt the doc ... couldn't be easier, and free with all Macs (but you have to digest the probably larger purchase cost of Macs to start off with)
With any software that you try, do see if any of the free websites that remove password (and often security) protection from pdfs succeed. I have often been sent "secured" pdfs that I then upload and, 3 seconds later, get the full pdf back minus restrictions!
7Zip works well. It's free and isn't limited to Windows
I use 7Zip as well; not to password protect PDF files, but to password protect multiple files (and PDFs) within a Zip file. Work well for me and clients.
I tend to embed PDFs in password protected word documents
You can password protect within Office applications. Export as PDF then options and secure.