4 Ways to Edit Secured PDF
One of my colleagues who had such a PDF file, it was created by someone else and protected in this way. Unauthorized people can open and read the PDF without any problems, but they cannot copy and print the content.
In some cases, for example, if the PDF file mentioned above belongs to the company, and my colleagues has the valid legal reason to unsecure PDF, is there any ways to bypass PDF restrictions? There are 4 ways to edit secured PDF.
There are some online services can remove PDF security. For example, you can go to FreeMyPDF.com. All you need to do is browse and upload the PDF files you want to unsecure, max size is 7MB. And click 'Do it' button. After a few minutes, you will get a download dialog box, where you can save the unlocked PDF. But since your PDF is secured, online service is not that reliable, right?
2. Use PDF Password Remover (Difficulty: Easy)
To make secured PDF editable, desktop software called PDF Password Remover can help. The restrictions of editing, copying and editing will be removed immediately after decryption. This only works for PDFs that you have the legal rights to open and view. PDFs that require a password to be viewed cannot be unlocked. There is not any file size limitations, and you can batch process lots of PDF at one time. The desktop software is more secured than online services.
If you want to copy the secured PDF to Word document after decryption, you can have it done in one process. AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter supports protected PDF Conversion. So you can move the content from restricted PDF to editable Word document in one click. The formats will be well preserved. Converting PDF to Word document is also a great way to edit secured PDF without PDF editor, you know, PDF reader can only view PDF files.
This methods is a little bit tricky, you can use the opensource software to unlock PDF security so that you can remove PDF security. Follow these steps.
(1) Download and install Ghostscript.
(2) Download and install GSView, which was written by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.
(3) Run "Start -> All Programs -> Ghostgum -> GSView" to open and print/copy any security locked PDF files.
(4) In GSView click "File -> Convert -> OK" and save it under a new name (unprotected.pdf).
No matter which methods you choose, please respect copyright laws and don't unlock unauthorized files without permission.