How to Copy, Paste and Print Secured or Restricted PDF Document

Sponsored Links

Certain PDF documents prevent the user from copying and pasting or printing its contents. Not that you have any bad intention, say you need to quote a few paragraph as reference for your report with credit given, it would a waste of time typing everything over again.

How to Copy, Paste and Print Secured and Restricted PDF Document

The following page contains a free online utility that allows you to upload a locked Adobe PDF files, once uploaded; a version of the PDF without printing or copying/pasting restrictions is displayed in a new browser window. Proceed to print. Visit Free PDF Unlock Online Utility. Note: The webpage is sort of spammy with lots of ads, search for the upload button and check the term and condition box. What the online application does it:

  • It unlock all security features of the PDF
  • Makes the PDF printable
  • Removes forgotten password you set many years ago
  • Enable copy (Right click)

Alternatively, you might find these articles useful:

Creating a PDF Portfolio with Adobe Bridge

13 comments on “How to Copy, Paste and Print Secured or Restricted PDF Document

  1. Reg R
    Reg R March 6, 2009 at 1:57 am - Reply

    This utility actually doesn’t work.

  2. Kamps
    Kamps September 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    This actually does work! It worked for me though…

  3. Zoe
    Zoe December 20, 2009 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Thanks Gecko & Fly

    Worked for me too today

    Keep those website gem finds coming :)



  4. Zhuismile
    Zhuismile May 5, 2010 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Well,it doesn’t work,i found Advanced PDF Password Remover 5.0 ,it works well .

  5. Owen
    Owen May 18, 2010 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Thanks, worked perfectly well.

  6. Hema
    Hema May 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    WOw!! Perfect…Worked for me.

  7. MUNIR
    MUNIR June 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    It’s amazing, coz it really worked for me. Thanks.

  8. Puneet
    Puneet June 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much :-D worked for me tooo.

  9. ASh
    ASh October 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    IT works and it worked for me now…

  10. Muhammed Munewer
    Muhammed Munewer November 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you!! It cracked the secured pdf and gave me the normal pdf with in seconds.

  11. Helena Strofova
    Helena Strofova January 15, 2011 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Wonderful, worked like magic! Thanks for sharing and instructions!

  12. John H
    John H April 23, 2011 at 7:11 am - Reply

    This program works great!! You have to save the file and then use snapshot in the PDF.

  13. Sathvik
    Sathvik March 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    thanks man you are a life saver, I owe you one

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>