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Re: This file is protected...

At 7/14/2003 09:02 AM, Jan Henning wrote:
>>Is there a legit way around this besides contacting the company and going
>>through 3 weeks of answering "why?"?
>I can think of two (although the second one may be stretching the definition of 'legit'):
>1) If you can print the document, print it to PostScript and distill into a new PDF. The content will be the same but the protection gone.
>2) There are tools that can crack PDF passwords. Sorry, I don't know the names (anybody?) and I'm not sure how reliable they are, but they exist. Unprotect the document with one of those tools, save it, and you should be able to import it.
>Hope this helps
>Jan Henning


NO! If you have a protected PDF that you can print to PostScript,
the Distiller will NOT distill such PostScript. There are protections
in there to prevent refrying of protected PDF.

        - Dov 

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