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How to Edit Password Protected PDF

2021-12-03 15:51:07 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

If you have worked with password-protected PDF files, there is no more access by unauthorized users and your sensitive/crucial documents are away from the wrong hands. However, you may need to edit protected PDF yourself. So you have to know how to edit password-protected documents. Fortunately, there are seamless and proper ways to do it. in this article, we shall take you through a complete guide on how to edit password protected PDF.

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Situation 1. Edit Protected PDF with Open Password

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Step 1. Open PDF File

Navigate to the folder where you saved the password-protected PDF file that you want to edit. Once you locate the file, select it and right-click. From the right-click options, select “Open With” and choose PDFelement. Alternatively, you can launch PDFelement then click the “Open files” to browse for the target PDF file. Before the PDF file opens, you should see a “Password” pop up prompting you to enter the password. Enter the correct password and hit “OK” to open your PDF file.

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Step 2. Edit PDF

With the PDF now opened, head to the “Edit” tab and then drag the edit slider at the top-right to enable document editing. You are now free to edit the password-protected document.

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Situation 2. Edit Protected PDF with Permission Password

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Step 1. Enter Permission Password

When you have uploaded the PDF document, you will see a notification at the top that the document is password-protected and that you should provide the permission password to edit it. Enter the permission password in the “Password” dialog box and click “OK”.

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Step 2. Remove Permission Password

Once you have entered the correct password, go to the “File” menu and select “Preferences” from the File sub-menu. On the “Properties” window, click the “Security” tab followed by “Permissions” to access the “Security” dialog box. Here, delete the existing password and uncheck the “Permission Password” checkbox. Hit “Save” then “Apply” to remove the permission password.

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Step 3. Edit PDF

To edit your PDF, go to the toolbar and click the “Edit” tab. from the subsequent sub-menu, drag the “Edit” slider at the far right to activate the editing mode. You can now edit your PDF document as per your preferences.

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Step 4. Save PDF

To save the changes you have made, go to the “File” menu and select the “Save” option.

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