Friday, 20 January 2017

Removing security in pdfs

If you have ever wanted to cut and paste a bibliographical entry in a pdf, only to find that the document is secured, so you are unable to select anything within it, then this post is for you.

You need Adobe Acrobat Pro though, for this tip to work.

Open the (SECURED) file in Adobe Acrobat Pro, and go to (a) the Advanced menu; (b) Select 'Security'; then (c) select "Remove Security" and (d) click OK on the dialogue box that pops up. (Some versions will have a Security menu, so you can miss the first step).

That's it! If there is no password on the document, then this will work perfectly.

However, if the file requires a password, then this won't work.


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