I like Linux sooo much.
You know why? while other people out there looking for so called pdf unlocker software to print their favourite locked pdf file, Linux user has no problem regarding this issue.
I’ve found this method since my friend ask me to print a PDF document that he can’t print on Windows OS using Adobe Reader. It is due to stingy author that locked or disable or protected the print (Ctrl + P) function.
Here some example of PDF File that already Protected, Secured and the print function has been disabled by me. I can’t print it when I opened it using Adobe Reader 8 on Windows XP (Windows Vista as well).
Then, I switch to my OpenSuse box and try to open it inside Linux. By the way, I am using latest OpenSuse version (at the time I am writing this silly story) – OpenSuse 11.1
Ok, the picture below shown I am trying to open the same protected, secure PDF file inside Linux.
Tadaaa..Nonchalantly I can use the print function.
See there are the Print (CTRL + P) function. Guys I can print it.
Then, since I am not a stingy author, I have saved (print) the new PDF file with no print function disabled. In other word, there are no strict to print the PDF file anymore.
Thats all thank you. By the way, HERE is the sample PDF file that I use above incase you guys want to see it.
For those who want to remove the strict PDF print locked can try the method I describe above. Download OpenSuse 11.1 ISO image (almost 4GB) and install it on your machine or give VirtualBox or VMWare a try. But for those who desperate and don’t have enough time to download OpenSuse ISO image and install them, can send me the locked protected PDF file (print protected only) and I will remove the print locked with $1.00 per file
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By the way this link maybe helpful David R. Heffelfinger’s Ensode.net – Free PDF Unlock Online Utility (Beta) but the limit size is 5MB.