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#1 jorfrel

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:49 PM

I have a PDF file that is read only is there a way to change it so that I can edit it?
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:14 PM

Unless you have Acrobat Professional, you cannot edit the document.

Even then, editing the document will place "call-out tags" in the document that are not actually within the text. To edit the original text, you'll have to have access to the original document, unless it's been marked as available to be edited in the PDF format.

Edited by txtchr, 08 June 2009 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:56 PM

I have a PDF file that is read only is there a way to change it so that I can edit it?


I asked a similar question here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/237634/convert-pdf-file-to-something-writeable/ and found a program that seems to do the trick for regular pdf files. (See msg #5.) You can try it with yours.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:55 AM

If the author of PDF file has protected the file, so that nobody can edit/modify it. Then attempting to edit is considered illegal and comes under cracking category.

There are certain illegal softwares to do that but I do not think BC experts would advise to use them.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:36 PM

Similar discussion on another thread. I've posted the method to determine what security and restrictions are enabled on the document:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/233749/to-enable-pdf-documents-right/ See post #5 in the thread.




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