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How to convert restricted PDF to Word?

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a popular file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. As we know, PDF can not be edited directly, but we could find an alternative way to solve this problem, that is, convert pdf file to Microsoft Word document and then you can copy text from pdf to word or print, edit the pdf file. There are many websites offer the service to convert pdf files to word or other formats online for free. However, these online platform require users upload their PDF files to the website and then the converted files will be sent to user’s mailbox. The progress is so slow if your upload a big size PDF file. Moreover, these online conversion site can not convert restricted PDF file.

About restricted PDF
A PDF file may be encrypted for security, or digitally signed for authentication. The standard security provided by Acrobat PDF consists of two different methods and two different passwords, "user password" and "owner password". A PDF document may be protected by password to open ("user password") and the document may also specify operations that should be restricted even when the document is decrypted: printing; copying text and graphics out of the document; modifying the document; and adding or modifying text notes and AcroForm fields (using "owner password").

However, all operations (except the document open password protection, if applicable) which are restricted by "owner" or "user" passwords are trivially circumvented by many commonly available "PDF cracking" software and even freely online, and thus these restrictions are obviously ineffective in letting the author control what can and cannot be done with the pdf file he or she created, once it is distributed. This warning is also displayed when applying such restrictions using Adobe Acrobat software to create or edit PDF files.

How to convert restricted pdf to word
It is very easy to convert restricted pdf to word, you just need:
1. The restricted pdf you want to copy, print or edit etc.
2. PDF Converter software such as PDF to Word Converter which support encrypted PDF files

Step 1. Download and launch the PDF to Word Converter

Click here to download the PDF to Word Converter which support encrypted PDF files. And then double click the icon on your desktop to launch the program.

Step2. Import restricted PDF

Click Add PDF Files to import your PDF, if you import a PDF file with user/open password, the program can load it and display the following information.

How to convert restricted PDF to Word?

Click the lock symbol or right-click the protected file and click Unlock on the shortcut menu. Type the password in the pop-up dialog box, and then the page number appears in the Total Pages field.

Step3. Convert restricted PDF to Word

This step is so easy: just click Convert button to start the conversion. When the conversion is finished, you can copy text from pdf even though the PDF is restricted.