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Most sensitive information does come with passwords and encryption that lock the PDFs. It is normally hard to print these types of documents directly to the printer. You need first to delete the printing restriction from the document so that the printer can read easily from it. Now let's see how to print locked PDF with PDFelement.

PDFelement is an all-in-one PDF editor which provides full solution for dealing with PDF documents, including unlocking and locking PDF. Editing PDF text and image is as smooth as working with a Word processor, and you can freely handle the pages by inserting new page, combining multiples, extracting and splitting. The OCR function is one of the high-rank features which can transform image-based PDF into editable and searchable.

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After you've cracked the password of the PDF document, and edited or annoatated the PDF file, you'll be able to print the PDF as you want. The program will give you the ability to customize your printing process. With different printing modes and settings, you'll be able to print the locked PDF effortless and perfectly. Below are the steps of how you can print secured PDF with PDFelement.


How to Print Locked PDF Files

Step 1. Import Locked PDF

Open PDFelement on your computer, and then choose the locked PDF you have and open it with the program. Click on the "Open File" button on the Home window, or drag and drop the PDF on the program's interface would both be able to open a PDF file.

how to print locked pdf

Step 2. Unlock PDF for Printing

To remove the restrictions of copying, editing and printing the PDF file, convert the locked PDF file to other format first. Go to the "Home" tab, choose a format on the menu to start the conversion. Later you will get the document free of restrictions.

how to print a locked pdf

Step 3. Print Secured PDF

After editing the PDF file, you can now print it by clicking on "File" and select "Print". From the "Print" menu, set the print settings according to your requirements. If you click on the "Printer Properties", you can set the printing orientation, page order, page per sheet as well as some advanced settings.

how to print a locked pdf

Step 4. Print Double Sided PDF

Under the "Print Mode" drop down options, click on "Multiple" and then choose "2 pages per sheet". Click on "Print" to forward the command to the printer.

how to print a locked pdf

Another Tool to Print Protected PDF

PDF Password Remover comes in handy on the Internet. There are documents that have restrictions such that you cannot copy, print or even edit the text in a PDF file. PDF Password Remover comes to the rescue. It makes all documents free to edit, copy and print since it removes password protection from PDF files.

This is easy to use the tool if you have an idea behind overpassing file restrictions. Therefore, users can decrypt PDF protections and remove restrictions. Getting started with this software gives no trouble due to its intuitive interface. It is straightforward. You do not require knowledge of PDF protection.

Step 1. Import Locked PDF

When you launch PDF Password Remover you will be greeted by a display that has an "Add Files" button to the extreme top corner. Using this button, you can upload or import PDF files. You can then specify the output destination folder.

When using a Mac platform, you can import the protected PDF by dragging and dropping it onto the program's interface.

how to print locked pdf

Step 2. Remove Printing Restriction from PDF

When all the settings are done, you can now consider removing printing restrictions. You can remove copying, editing and printing restrictions directly by clicking the "Start" button located at the bottom right. If opening password required, you need to hit the "Lock" icon and then enter the password to continue.

PDF Password Remover for Mac works the same; you can remove restrictions on PDF by clicking the "Start" button to decrypt PDF protection. If a "Lock" button appears, then you will be prompted to enter the right password before commencing the process of removing protections.

how to print a locked pdf

Step 3. Print PDF after Unlocking

After removing the printing restriction from the PDF, now you can proceed with the printing process.

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Published: Nov 08,2017 19:53 pm / Updated: Nov 24,2017 15:07 pm

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