Control Print Quality by Setting Owner Password to PDF

VeryPDF PDF Toolbox can be used to control printing quality of PDF file. It is known to all that when set owner password to PDF file, we can disable many options like printing, changing, copying and so on so forth. When comes to printing option, this software provides two options for you to choose: low quality printing and high quality printing. By this function, you can disable all options only permitting low quality printing for others normal checking. In the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Download PDF Toolbox

  • This software is Windows command line application, which can work under both of 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Once downloading finishes, there will be a zip file. Please extract it to some folder then you can use it normally. There are three sub folders in extracted folder. Please find executable file in bin sub folder.

Step 2. Set owner password and control printing quality

Usage: pdftoolbox <input files> [options] <-outfile output >

  • When you need to set owner password and disable options, please refer to the following comamnd line template.
    pdftoolbox 1.pdf -outfile out.pdf -ownerpassword opwd -userpassword upwd
    Meanwhile this software also allows you to set open password.Please check the two parameters:
    -ownerpassword : set owner password to output PDF file.
    -userpassword : set user password to output PDF file.

Please note: if you use the command line above, all the options like printing, changing, modify contents, assembly, copying, screen reader and others will be disabled

  • When you need to disable some options but all, please refer to the command line template.
    pdftoolbox 1.pdf -outfile out.pdf -ownerpassword opwd -userpassword upwd -permit printing filling screenreader
    More values, please check following parameter list.
    All those values should be used together with –ownerpassword.
    printing : allow top quality printing.
    lowprinting : allow lower quality printing.
    modifycontents : allow modifying contents.
    assembly : allow document assembly.
    copying : allow copying.
    screenreader : allow screenreader.
    modifyannot : allow adding annotation.
    filling : allow filling interactive PDF form.
    allowall : allow all the above permissions and top quality printing.

By now it is not hard to find two options: printing VS lowprinting, by those two values you can control PDF printing quality when set password to protect PDF file. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible, we will solve it for at the first time.

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