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Adobe "permissions" - Please HELP!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mfriedl1, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    Hey, I was hoping someone better at the technical stuff might be able to help me with this. I wrote an ebook a while ago and I don't remember they permissions password and I need to do some work on it. I don't have the original word file I used to make it and Adobe Acrobat won't let me do anything because I set a password protect on it (that one certainly came back to bite me in the ass!)

    The ebook is pretty long so I'd really rather not have to retype it all. If there is anyone that knows a way to get around this, PLEASE HELP!

    Even if someone can tell me how to get it in to a text file or something, I'd settle for just haveing to redo all the formating.

    At this point anything would help if I can avoid starting from scratch.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    I haven't used this program before, but the free version says it's able to remove passwords on .pdf files.
    Code:
    http://www.quickpdftools.com/free.php
    Hopefully that will get the job done.
     
  3. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    really weird, I installed it, but there is only an uninstall and help file, not executable file to open the program....is it an acrobat plug in?

     
  4. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    I think so. On the page it says if you right-click the .pdf file a 'Quick PDF Tools' option will show.
     
  5. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    If this tool can do the job, I guess you have to have the Pro version..Doesn't look like the free one can. It only will allow you to add a password to a document that doesn't have one yet.
     
  6. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    Ah, I'm stupid. I thought you meant you couldn't open the document at all.
    Code:
    http://tutorial.downloadatoz.com/remove-pdf-password.html
    is a tutorial on how to unlock it to edit it and such.
     
  7. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    downloading it now...can't wait to give it a try.
     
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    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    That works well, but the trial only does the first half of the document...I guess I need to buy it..
     
  9. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    THIS IS A PAIN IN THE ARSE.
    Lol but now I've started looking for something I'm determined to find one that'll work completely.
     
  10. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    Don't stress yourself...I figured out how to make it work...PM me if you want to know..can't post it publically I think ;)
     
  11. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    Well done! I took a long break and just came back and found a patch for it but now you've got it no need!
     
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  12. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    :D

    Thanks for your help...I appreciate the time you put in to help me out
     
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  13. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    No problem ;)
    Thanks for keeping me busy :p