How do I protect just a part of a pdf document?

I need to protect (secure) all pages of a pdf file except for the first page (cover).

When creating a portfolio consisting of secure PDF files, the thumbnails showing in the portfolio show only the ADOBE logo. When printing is allowed, the first page of the pdf is displayed. I need to show the thumbnail of the PDF file but have the document fully protected (nothing allowed).


Erich Collar


2 Answers

Voted Best Answer

It is not possible to protect just a part of a PDF document, you can only protect the whole document.
A workaround would be to attach the fully protected PDF to a PDF that has the cover and is not protected.


By Almir R V Santos   

Acrobat provides password protection for the entire PDF file (all pages) not for/by individual pages or components on a page.


Be well...


David Austin   


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