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How to Edit Secured PDF

2020-09-09 17:54:53 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

If a PDF is secured, then you are not able to edit it unless you know the password. And there are two types of passwords: open password and permission password. We'll show you the steps about how to edit secured PDF with PDFelement in different situations. If your PDF file is secured with an open password to prevent from opening it, and you know the password, then open it with PDFelement and enter the password of the PDF document. Then click the Edit button to edit the content of the PDF file. If your PDF document is secured with the permission password and you know the password, then you can open it in PDFelement, click the Enable Editing button to enter the permission password, and click the Edit button to edit the content. If you do not know the permission password, then you can use Wondershare PDF Password Remover to remove the permission password first, then use PDFelement to edit the new PDF document without password permissions.

Edit Secured PDF with Password

PDFelement is an easy and user-friendly tool that comes with many features that support editing password-protected PDF with either an open password or permission password if you know it. Additionally, it offers a wide variety of editing options: you can edit PDF text and images, add pages, highlight text, or comment on a PDF. It is integrated with OCR functionality which will digitize your scanned PDF and make it editable and searchable.

Step 1. Open the Secured PDF

Launch PDFelement on your computer. Click the "Open File" button to import your desired PDF file into the program. If this secured PDF file is protected with an open password, then you will get a window pop up to ask for the password, then please enter the correct password for it.

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Step 2. Edit Protected PDF

Click the "Edit" > "Edit Text or Image" button, then you can start to edit the content or insert new text and change font size, color, and more. You can also resize, reposition, and rotate images. If your secured PDF file is protected with a permission password, when you click to edit, it will pop up a new window to ask for the permission password, after entering the correct permission password, you can edit the PDF content.

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PDFelement also allows you to create a PDF file from several PDFs, including blank documents, Images, HTML, screen captures and window captures. You can also save your PDF file as a Microsoft Office file, image, EPUB file, and other popular formats. It is also a quick PDF filler, letting you fill out and edit PDF forms, as well as create them.


Edit Secured PDF without Password

If the secured PDF is protected with an open password and you do not have the password or forgotten the password, then it is impossible to open or edit this protected PDF.

If the secured PDF is protected with permission password and you do not have the password, then you can use Wondershare PDF Password Remover to remove the permission password, so that you can edit the protected PDF by PDFelement.

Step 1. Load a Secured PDF

Open PDF Password Remover on your computer. Then you need to add the secured PDF file that you want to decrypt by clicking the "Add Files" button.

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Step 2. Remove Editing Restriction

Set your target output folder. To decrypt, just click the "Start" button. PDF Password Remover will automatically remove the copying, editing and printing restrictions from the PDF. Then the generated new PDF file will be editable, and you can use the above PDFelement program or another PDF editor to edit the PDF document. Here are the solutions to copy secured PDF.

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After removing password restrictions, the PDF file will be editable, and you can edit, print, or copy the PDF file without any obstacle. PDFelement is your best choice to help you edit PDF.

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