We can edit PDF security settings when exporting PDFs to protect our files. In this article, we will show you how to disable PDF printout when exporting from VP Online PDF Editor in a few steps.

Disable printout for a PDF

Upload PDF to VP Online PDF Editor

After entering the workspace of VP Online, press Apps – PDF, then press Import.

Edit the PDF Security Setting

1 – Go to File, then press Properties.

2 – Click Security, then press the Document Security in the lower left corner.

3 –  Under Printing Allowed, there are 3 choices, including high resolution, low resolution and not allow, which can allow us to control the restriction of the print quality in the exported PDF. Click Not Allow to disable printout of it.

4. Click ok, we will then find that both the printing are shown Not Allowed.

How to disable printout for a PDF

Export the PDF

1 – Click Export, then choose Save as PDF.

2 – Choose the part we want to export.

3 – Click the popup to download the PDF.

4 – After opening the exported PDF, we can find that printing is already being disable.


**Please note that this feature only available in the Combo Edition of Visual Paradigm Online.