"Require password to print" option gone while saving PDF

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Suanmiao, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Suanmiao macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    Hi all,

    I have noticed I can no longer print protect my PDF document. The only option that's left there is "encrypt" which only sets a password for opening the document. Anyone know how I can get "print lock" back?

  2. dlemaymt macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2014
    I don't have Yosemite, so I can't tell if it is still there or not. However, this option was pretty much useless and I would not be surprised if it was removed.

    It has always been trivial to bypass this password and print the document anyway. That's because it doesn't actually protect anything: you are just relying on the PDF viewer to act on good faith and disallow printing. Obviously, if someone wants to print that PDF, they just have to find a viewer which doesn't care (and there are dozens of them).
  3. Suanmiao thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    You have made a valid point. Thanks!

  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    With the warnings mentioned in earlier posts, I do see the option to require a password to print, at least from Safari.

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