how can I send pdf with a password from my PC via dropbox

how can I send pdf with a from my PC via dropbox
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You put the PDF in Drop Box and it should sync everywhere (does for me).

Then email the password to the person in question.

If it is all too much bother, remove the password as Drop Box is secure to only the users who have access.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Dropbox does not affect the password in a PDF file. In other words, secure the PDF file with a password, as you would to any PDF file, and upload it to Dropbox. The password will be in the PDF file. Anyone who downloads it from your Dropbox account will need the PDF's password. Regards, Joe
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
OK thanks.
How do I create the PDF password?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need an Adobe Creator like Adobe Acrobat. Open the file in Acrobat, go File, Properties, Security tab and set the password. You need a creator as Reader will not do this.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@speedtofly  - You left me with the impression you already had a PDF that had a password. If this is not the case and you wish to secure files, you can use WinZip (much less expensive) and create encrypted ZIPs with passwords. You can ZIP up any file this way and the ZIP files can go into Drop Box.
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
ok no other choices huh!
But you say that via dropbox we don't need a password?

For example I can send a credit card statement to my accountant via dropbox?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No I did not say you do not need a password in  Drop Box. I said, if it has a password, you can put it in Drop Box for you Accountant but you need to send the password by email (or by phone).

Drop Box does not affect passwords.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> ok no other choices huh!

Yes, the excellent (and free!) PDF-XChange Editor allows you to set passwords on PDF files:

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

After opening a file in it, click File>Document Properties>Security. Then you'll be able to set passwords required to open the file or to restrict editing and printing:

PDF-XChange Editor security
Regards, Joe
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
Just perfect , thank you !
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. I'm glad that works for you. Regards, Joe
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