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gecko girl

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i have a PDF and it is password protected... how can i remove the password (i don't know what it is).
I need to edit the document... but i can't copy the text into another program...
do i need a special program? must i buy it?
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You need the full Acrobat application (not just the Adobe Reader) to edit and re-save PDF documents, but even with that if the doc has been password protected by the publisher (to stop people changing it) you won't get any further. The publisher/creator of a PDF doc owns the copyright so is entitled to protect it from being modified.
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Thanks,
i found a program called Edit:removed application name .... removes all security put on the pdf.

Edited by dsenette, 30 March 2010 - 08:01 AM.

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Edit:removed advice for password cracking

Edited by dsenette, 30 March 2010 - 08:00 AM.

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that password was put there by someone, and for a reason. if you have contact with the creator of the PDF i suggest you contact them and request permission to do what you're wanting to do. past that we can't help you break passwords or find password crackers
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