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

Updated: November 9, 2017 / Home » Web Services » Adobe PDF

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.

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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)

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

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    This utility actually doesn’t work.

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      Fejal Smith [ Reply ]

      Hello Reg R

      There is two types if secured PDF File, First Password Protected while opening Secured PDF file. Second you can access secured pdf file, you can read content of pdf file. But you can’t copy text from pdf and you can not take print out. In first case you need password but on second case you can use Ignissta PDF Unlocker software to unlock pdf file. This pdf unlocker software give you new pdf file with enable all features like copy text, print pdf file, extract pdf file. To download free demo version check website

      Why you use this software, because this software first unlock secure pdf file and after use of pdf you can protect pdf file again with password.

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    This actually does work! It worked for me though…

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    Thanks Gecko & Fly

    Worked for me too today

    Keep those website gem finds coming :)



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    Zhuismile [ Reply ]

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

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    Thanks, worked perfectly well.

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    WOw!! Perfect…Worked for me.

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

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    Puneet [ Reply ]

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

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    IT works and it worked for me now…

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    Muhammed Munewer [ Reply ]

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

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    Helena Strofova [ Reply ]

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

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    John H [ Reply ]

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

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    Sathvik [ Reply ]

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

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