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Hi,

Just started using Designer instead of Illustrator, forgive my ignorance as a newbie, but I can't find any way of password protecting editing of my pdfs. In the adobe products, when you export to pdf you can set a permissions password for editing pdfs, thus protecting your work from being copied.

Is there a way of doing this? I can't find it, and have noticed other have asked the same, but nothing recent.

Thanks in advance!

Gem

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Hi Gem,

Welcome to the forums :)

Unfortunately this isn't currently an option when exporting from Affinity, however we hope to implement it at a later date. I'll move this thread to Feedback and Suggestions now, in the meantime you can still apply security to the exported PDF in Acrobat Pro via File > Properties > Security.

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5 hours ago, Dan C said:

Hi Gem,

Welcome to the forums :)

Unfortunately this isn't currently an option when exporting from Affinity, however we hope to implement it at a later date. I'll move this thread to Feedback and Suggestions now, in the meantime you can still apply security to the exported PDF in Acrobat Pro via File > Properties > Security.

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your reply, and your welcome!

Ok, thanks for moving it to feedback, as Haakoo has mentioned, the links would also be really useful for me. I was hoping to completely ditch Adobe, especially once Publisher is finished! Will look forward to the progress being made...

Cheers, Gem

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I have started a project using Publisher that will include very sensitive material. This project will take several days. I AM SHOCKED TO FIND THERE IS NO WAY TO PASSWORD PROTECT/ENCRYPT this document. Both Designer and Publisher need a way to be saved as an encrypted/password protected document. You can do so with with most other apps (Adobe, Microsoft, etc). Then, at the same time, be able to export as a protected PDF.

(I have no trouble password protecting a currently exported PDF using Acrobat or PDF Expert, but that still leaves the original Publisher document unprotected.)

Please, Affinity, figure out how to do this and update these apps accordingly. Not being able to do so is a critical shortcoming for me and a lot of others.

I hate Adobe and do not want to go back to Illustrator or InDesign, but needing a way to encrypt my work is extremely important!

Thank you. 

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7 hours ago, FHPhotog2 said:

I have started a project using Publisher that will include very sensitive material. This project will take several days. I AM SHOCKED TO FIND THERE IS NO WAY TO PASSWORD PROTECT/ENCRYPT this document. Both Designer and Publisher need a way to be saved as an encrypted/password protected document. You can do so with with most other apps (Adobe, Microsoft, etc). Then, at the same time, be able to export as a protected PDF.

(I have no trouble password protecting a currently exported PDF using Acrobat or PDF Expert, but that still leaves the original Publisher document unprotected.)

Please, Affinity, figure out how to do this and update these apps accordingly. Not being able to do so is a critical shortcoming for me and a lot of others.

I hate Adobe and do not want to go back to Illustrator or InDesign, but needing a way to encrypt my work is extremely important!

Thank you. 

Lot of programs, also free, to encrypt files or folders in Windows. Windows 10 pro has a feature for that. Veracrypt, 7zip etc.

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