Anyone have a free program to unsecure pdf files?
February 10, 2010 5:39 PM   Subscribe

Anyone have a free program to unsecure pdf files?

I want to copy and paste text from a pdf file, but it is secured. Anyone have a good free program that can unsecure pdf files with multiple pages?
posted by AZNsupermarket to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:41 PM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

This has worked for me in the past.

Otherwise, a roundabout way of doing this (if you have access to Acrobat professional) is to make screen shots of each page, convert them into pdfs and then run Acrobat's OCR function on them. Some innacuracy will probably creep in, but it may be better than transcrbing the text by hand.
posted by Chrischris at 5:43 PM on February 10, 2010

I've done this before, and I think it was at this site.
posted by hiteleven at 6:45 PM on February 10, 2010

Someone had suggested this one in an earlier AskMeFi thread.
posted by Cody's Keeper at 7:45 PM on February 10, 2010

Thanks for the help guys. Couldn't use Blazecock Pileon's response because I'm running windows vista (sorry I forgot to mention that). Thanks again!
posted by AZNsupermarket at 11:17 AM on February 11, 2010

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