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How to Print Password Protected PDF

2021-10-30 06:46:49 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

What to do if a PDF document is password secured, and not allowed to print? Is there a method to solve this? Printing PDF that is protected with passwords or permissions tends to be stressful if you don’t have the right tool. If you are in such a situation, you can use PDFelement. Keep reading this article and learn how to print password protected PDF easily.

How To Print Password Protected PDF

PDFelement is a PDF tool that allows you to perform nearly all PDF functions. You can add passwords and print PDF files including those that are protected. Furthermore, you can edit, create, convert, sign, fill PDF forms, OCR, annotate and share PDF files with PDFelement. Once you have installed this software you can perform all these functions.

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Step 1. Open PDF File

First, you need to upload the protected PDF to the installed PDFelement. Open the program and click on the “Open File” button. After that, you have to select the password-protected PDF file and upload it. On uploading it, PDFelement will prompt you to enter the password of your document. Do so and click on the “OK” button.

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Step 2. Unlock PDF

Next, you have to remove the password from the PDF. Click on “Protect” at the main menu and then tap on “Set Password.” After that, a set Password dialogue box will appear. It is at this stage that you can either unlock or lock your PDF file. Now, untick on the password and click on “Save” to delete the password. If the PDF file had permissions set, you can also remove them. Untick the permission password box and you will eventually remove the permission when you click on the “Save” button. From there you can now print the PDF file.

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Step 3. Print Unlocked PDF

Now go to “File” on the main menu and click on the “Print” button. Here you can choose the printer that you want to use from the list. Alternatively, you can click on “CTRL+P” and you will get the print menu. Now, on the print dialogue box choose the printer that you want to use. After that, select the number of copies, page size, page range, and then the orientation. Since you want the entire document printed, then select all pages in the page range. You can click on the orientation to preview how the document will appear. Once you have set the print settings correctly. Finally, click on the “Print” button.

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