…and thinking this whole time I have been following the rules. I AM a rule-follower (most of the time anyway) and I certainly would not have broken this rule had I known… and I have a feeling most of you feel the same!
SOOOO, here is a tutorial on how to make your current PDFs secure… it’s super easy and fast! Re-doing and re-uploading all my TPT files, however, will not be. Urgh…
Step 1: Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat. You must have Acrobat to secure a document-Adobe Reader does not have the capability (as far as I know).
Click the padlock button at the top in the toolbar, or you can go to “Advanced” and select “Security” then “Encrypt with Password.” (If you do the “or,” skip to step 4.)
Choose “Encrypt with Password.”
Click “yes,” you are sure you want to change the security. I went ahead and checked “Do not show this message again” too.