Create a Security Envelope

If you have confidential files such as Word documents or Excel spreadsheets that you want to send as editable documents to colleagues, you can send them via e-mail. But if a third party intercepts the e-mail, they’ll be able to open the documents using the associated application. To prevent this, you can employ the Secure Envelope feature in Acrobat. When you create a security envelope, you use a secure PDF document as the envelope for the editable documents, which you also encrypt. Follow these steps to create a security envelope:

1. Click Tools, click Protection, and then choose More Protection | Create Security Envelope to display the Create Security Envelope dialog box. Any documents currently open appear in the ...

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