PDF Restrictions Remover

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How to remove local PDF restrictions

Remove PDF Security

PDF or Portable Document format files are considered as one of the safest formats when it comes to transfer valuable data or crucial information online. PDF file offers you to put certain restrictions on the PDF document so that one can only read the file, but not copy or edit any text of it. PDF Restrictions are set by PDF owners to put off unauthorized modification by others. Problems arise when you want to remove PDF restriction and edit or modify the document, but you fail because of local restriction. Local PDF restrictions prevent you for editing, modifying, printing, document assembly, content copying, page Extraction, commenting etc.

Although, applying restrictions on PDF documents is useful, but sometimes it creates problem too, especially in case when you are in urgent need of copying some important data from the PDF file having local restrictions. Here, the question comes that how you will remove the applied restrictions from the file. A professional PDF restrictions remover tool helps you remove restrictions applied on PDF file and you need to just execute following steps:

Instructions to Remove PDF Restrictions:
  • Check PDF document restrictions by selecting, in Adobe Acrobat, "File" and selecting "Properties." In the Security tab, check the Document Restrictions Summary pane. If a function is restricted, its property is set as "Not Allowed." If the feature is restricted because extended features are enabled in Adobe Reader, an asterisk appears next to the feature and a corresponding footnote states that extended feature are restricted.
  • To remove restrictions on a restricted PDF, open the file in Acrobat, click "File" and select "Save as Copy." Save a copy of the file in the desired safe location; the copy does not contain restrictions and does not have Adobe Reader extended rights.
  • If features are restricted but Adobe Reader rights are not extended, the PDF has a permissions password configured and the file is encrypted either with a password or a certificate. The Security Method drop-down box displays which method is used.
  • To change settings for a PDF encrypted with a password, select "Password Security" from the Security Method drop-down box and click "Settings."
  • In the Password Security-Settings dialog box, uncheck the "Restrict editing and printing of the document. A password will be required in order to change these permission settings" checkbox. Click "OK" and save the PDF to remove the permissions password and save the PDF.
  • To change settings for a PDF encrypted with a certificate, select "Certificate Security" from the drop-down box and click "Next" in the Certificate Security Settings dialog box.
  • Select the appropriate recipient of the document and click "Permissions."
  • Uncheck the "Restrict printing and editing of the document and its security settings" checkbox and click "OK."
  • Click "Next," click "Finish," and save the PDF to remove restrictions.

Now, you will be able to use the data enclosed in the newly created PDF file. In case, you are not satisfied with the given result of the tool then you are recommended to use PDF restrictions remover tool like Kernel for PDF Restriction Removal. This PDF restriction remover tool supports 1.1 to 1.5 files, including 40-bit RC4 decryption and 128-bit RC4 description. The tool successfully removes the restriction and keeps the format and structure intact after the restriction removal. Free demo version of PDF Restrictions Remover Tool effectively eliminates restriction from the file that is up to 200 KB. For removing restrictions from bigger PDF files, you need to purchase the full version of this PDF restriction remover software.

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