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How to Unlock PDF for Editing

2021-11-29 16:05:29 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

PDF documents are popular today in the business domain. At the workplace, the productivity of many people is often slowed down. It is because they cannot decrypt a PDF file despite the availability of powerful PDF editors in the marketplace today, such as PDFelement that can be used to unlock PDF for editing. This article will give you a step-by-step guide on how to unlock PDF files for editing using PDFelement.

Part 1. How to Unlock PDF to Edit with Permission Password

PDFelement is a comprehensive PDF editor with fantastic features on an intuitive and user-friendly platform. PDFelement allows you to print, mark, annotate and secure PDF files. You can also use it to perform OCR, add digital signatures. Of course, you can use it to unlock PDF for editing. Below are the steps.

Step 1. Open PDF File

After installing PDFelement. To open a PDF file, you need to click on "Open Files" and select the PDF file that you want to unlock for editing. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the PDF file you want to unlock and edit. PDF files protected with open passwords will require you to input the open password to access them.

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Step 2. Enter Permission Password

Some PDF files are protected with a permission password, also known as owner password. You need to enter the permission password before editing a PDF file. You can click on "Enable editing" and input the permission password.

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Step 3. Edit PDF File

After unlocking the encrypted PDF file, you can edit the document using PDFelement. With PDFelement, you can edit texts and paragraphs without much hassle, edit images on your PDF file by copying, pasting, adding or removing, replacing, rotating, and cropping the PDF document images. PDFelement allows you to edit the pages by cropping, extracting, splitting, or replacing them. You can add page labels and boxes too. To guide readers to further reading, you can add links to your document and remove your PDF file's watermarks. If you want to get your audience's attention, you can highlight, draw and add comments to your PDF file. You can also convert the PDF document to your preferred file format, i.e., Ms. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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Step 4. Save PDF

To save PDF, click on "File", and a pop-up window will appear prompting you to save. Select the "Save As" or "Save" option, then the PDF will be saved to your computer.

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Part 2. How to Unlock PDF for Editing and Convert It

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to unlock PDF for editing.

Step 1. Open PDF File

After installing PDFelement to your computer, you will need to launch the application to open a PDF file. To launch the PDF element, right-click and select "Open", or double-click the application. This will take you to the start screen menu of the program. Now to open a PDF file, you can either use the drag and drop option (select the PDF document and drag and drop it to the PDFelement interface) or using the "Open File" button, you can import the file you want to edit from your computer to the program. Remember to unlock PDF for editing if it is encrypted by a password to open the file.

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Step 2. Convert PDF to Word

After opening your PDF file, click on the "Convert" button, click the "To Word" button box and make sure the conversion word settings are correct. Default settings are the ones recommended. Your file will be converted to a new DOCX file that you can save and edit further.

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Step 3. Edit PDF File

After converting the document from PDF to Word, now you can easily edit it in Word.

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