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How to Edit Protected PDF in Mac OS X

Failed to edit protected PDF files on your Mac or Windows PC? Learn the easiest solution here.

Published: May 19,2015 16:06 pm / Updated: May 19,2015 18:01 pm

Failed to edit a password protected PDF file in Mac OS X or Windows? Do not be frustrated, man. Generally speaking, Password protected PDF files are protected from copying, printing and editing. This is the reason you failed to edit the protected PDF. Nonetheless, solutions still exist. Check the easiest solution below.


To edit a password protected PDF file, you need to do two things: remove the PDF password restriction and edit PDF. Here we take editing password protected PDF file in Mac as an example. For Windows users, please download the Windows apps to edit protected PDF files in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Follow the steps to learn how to do the task easily and efficiently


Step 1: Remove PDF Password Restriction

To remove PDF password restriction, you need Wondershare PDF Password Remover for Mac, a simple and handy PDF cracker. Download the Mac version installer and install it on your computer.

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Launch PDF Password Remover for Mac. Drag and drop password protected PDF files to the app. Batch decryption is supported, so you can add an array of PDF files at a time. If a lock appears on the PDF item bar, it means the PDF is protected from opening. In this case, you should enter the right password to unlock the PDF file first. If no lock appears on the PDF item bar, it implies the PDF is just restricted from editing. Click Start to remove PDF protection.

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Step 2:Edit PDF in Mac OS X

After removing the PDF password restriction, you should move to the next part: edit PDF in Mac. To edit PDF, download a PDF editor first. Here I’d strongly recommend you Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. Download Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac Trial Version!

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Wondershare PDF Editor for Mac comes with a user-friendly interface. People, including those do not know computer skills quite well, are able to edit PDF text, image, graphics, and pages. All the tools are displayed in the toolbar. You can even click Customize on the top of the main interface to drag and drop tools to the toolbar. When editing a PDF file with it, click the tool in the toolbar, move mouse over the PDF file to edit. It is very easy. For detailed info, please read its guide.

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