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How can I remove all password requirements from a PDF?

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Pls see below. I already entered the password to open and get inside the PDF. I then clicked on Protect, Encrypt, Remove Password. But THAT password I entered, isn't the "Permissions Password". It doesn't work when I typed it below.

If you recommend software, please specify if free. I prefer free.

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PDF unlockers are aplenty (1 comment)

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Assuming you have permission from the original creator of the file to remove the password, you can avoid future encounters with the password dialogue if you print the document as pdf. The new document won't be password protected, but hyperlinks/forms/etc. might no longer work.

Most pdf viewers and/or operating systems already come with a build in pdf printer, e.g. in preview.app you can print to pdf like this:

Screenshot of the preview.app printing dialogue

In Adobe Reader, click on the "Printer..." button and then in the next window on "Save as PDF":

Screenshot of Adobe Reader print dialogue Screenshot of Adobe Reader print dialogue

If your pdf viewer/operating system does not have a pdf printer, there are many free one available on the internet.

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What about non-static content? (2 comments)

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