I've had success in the past using the Foxit suite to bypass Adobe's
proprietary PDF restrictions. Or in many cases you can just open the PDF
file in a non-Adobe reader (such as Foxit) and use a print-to-pdf tool
like PDFCreator to regenerate a new PDF file from the same content, and
IIRC it is devoid of a password.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 1:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Question for Institutional Repository Folks
When I check Adobe's site, I see that "All Adobe products enforce the
restrictions set by the permissions password. However, if third-party
products do not support these settings, document recipients are able to
bypass some or all of the restrictions you set."
I would be interested to know whether anyone has a good alternative PDF
editor to Acrobat Professional. My hunch is that an app for editing PDFs
is most likely to have a high level of functionality, because someone
handling PDFs on a desktop will just get Acrobat Professional.
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM, Matthew Sherman
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hello Code4libbers,
> I had a question for for others who work with institutional
> I have a file given by the a professor that I have permission to post
> if I add a note to the PDF, but the file is password locked. Has
> anyone else run into this problem before? Can anyone give me some
> advice in how I can edit this to add the required note to the top of
> the PDF? Any advice is welcome.
> Matt Sherman