"How to copy text from protected PDF documents? I need to modify some PDF files but there are always restrictions to keep me away from editing them directly"
PDF brings great us business convenience even since this portable document format been a standard. However, it also brings some hassles if Mac users want to copy text from PDF and paste for specific purposes. On one side if a PDF file is NOT protected, copying is possible but not comfortable as there might be many formatting errors when paste on Word or Excel etc. On the other side if the PDF file is encrypted with a password (usually Owner Password, create by the owner to protect the PDF from copying or editing), then it may put you at headache when copy text from secure PDF on Mac OS X.
This article is specially written to tell you an easy way to copy and paste text from a PDF file. All you need is to download and install PDF Unlocker for Mac on your computer. And then follow the steps below to convert PDF files to editable documents on which you can copy and paste the text easily or you can just manage the content with the output documents, not bother to copy and paste it again.
Step 1. Download PDF Protection Remover
Click the download button to download PDF Copy Password Remover Mac. And then install it on your computer. Both Windows and Mac version are available.
Step 2. Import PDF files
On Mac PDF Password Remover, drag and drop PDF files to it. On Windows PDF Password Remover, click the Add Files button to upload PDF files. Batch removing PDF protection is supported, so just feel free to import an array of PDF files.
Step 3. Remove PDF Copy Password Mac
If a lock appears on the PDF item bar, you need to enter the right password to unlock it first, because it is protected from opening. If no lock appears, it means the PDF is only protected from printing. Then just click the Start button to remove the protection.
Now go to the output folder to copy the secured PDF files. On Mac, you will see where the output folder is by going to PDF Password Remover > Preferences… >Destination. On Windows PDF Password Remover, click the Open at the lower part of the main interface to open the output folder. Open them and begin to copy.
How to Copy and Paste Content from PDF Files