2913 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2009 8:11 AM by Cor
Well, Dr. Midnight,
There IS an answer. The "Password Protect PDF" file is a function in Automator that comes up as a Service in Preview.
For me the problem is that Automator is not very intuitive and I am too old and too lazy to learn a new programming language just to replace/repair functionality that I had with Acrobat Professional in Leopard that got broken in Snow Leopard.
Ok, - in truth - not broken, but moved and changed and made less easy to use. Preview becomes the default PDF handler in Snow Leopard. I though - ok - if Preview will do what Acrobat Professional used to do for me, I'll be a good little loyal Apple user and move from Acrobat Professional to Preview (and stop paying for Acrobat upgrades).
Then I figured out it is a PITA to learn Automator and I learned that no one on this forum seems to know (or be willing to share) simple steps to enable one Automator Service.
So I reinstalled Acrobat since I already own two licenses and since it does what I want simply and intuitively.
By the way, thanks for checking in. Nice to know I am not all alone out here ....