How to Copy Text from Protected PDF Files

PDF is so popular nowadays. In some cases, we need to copy the contents from PDF to Word. How can we make it? This article will discuss this and provide some useful solutions.
By: AnyBizSoft Studio
Sept. 28, 2009 - PRLog -- According to Adobe, there are more than 250 million PDF documents on the web today. The number will greatly increase since eBook and some portable devices become popular. PDF is really a good thing for reading and sharing. PDF have great reliability, almost anyone on any computer system can view PDF.

However, many PDF users are getting used to Microsoft since they have been using it for many years. Copy text from PDF to Word format is necessary for them in some situations. For example, the boss needs some contents of a protected PDF report which is created by a former colleague but he is not working for the company anymore. Or you bought an eBook and want to keep the favorite chapters so that you can read again in the future, but the format is all messed up after you pasted in Word. So many people will hire freelancers to retype the PDF to Word. In fact, these problems can be solved.

Do not open the PDF files in Word format directly, they are not compatible. You can copy the contents from PDF to Word with the following methods.

PDF without restrictions:

If the PDF is open to all users, we can just press Ctrl+C to copy the selected text from PDF and press Ctrl+V to paste the text to Word document.
But if the PDF contains some complicated layouts and images, you may not keep the format after you pasted the contents from PDF to Word.

Protected PDF:

Great security is one of the reasons why so many people use PDF format. A PDF author can set password to prevent readers from opening it, or set restriction for copying the text or printing the PDF document. They are the “User Password” and “Owner Password”. There are two way to copy contents from protected PDF.

(1)Remove restrictions of PDF using Password Remover then repeat copy and paste steps

PDF Password Remover is available to remove restrictions of PDF files. All you need to do is right-click the PDF file, select “Remove Restrictions” or “Remove Restrictions & Save as...” from the shortcut menu. The owner password will be removed in seconds and then you can edit, print, copy your PDF files as you wish, but legally of course.

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(2)Convert protected PDF to Word format using PDF to Word Converter

This is the best way to copy contents from protected PDF to Word. If you choose a good PDF to Word converter, the original layout, text contents, images, and hyperlinks can be perfectly retained in the output Word document. It’s time saving, and it won’t change the PDF format after the conversion. You can convert PDF to Word using AnyBizSoft, which can handle both conversion quality and converting protected PDF files pretty well.

If the PDF has been set an owner password, Follow 3 steps: (1)Add the PDF files(supporting batch and partial conversion), (2)Choose the output folder, (3)Click “Convert”. Then the protected PDF will be converted into Word format in high speed.

If there is a user password and you have it, you can type it in then repeat the 3 steps above. Many PDF to Word converters do not support both types of protected PDF files.

The solutions mentioned above are compatible with all the version of Adobe and Microsoft 2003,2007, you can even convert PDF to Word 2010. Now copy contents from PDF to Word is not a problem.

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AnyBizSoft is dedicated to developing the most powerful and easy-to-use PDF applications. We provide users with practical and cost-effective solutions to document formats conversion. Our products include the series of PDF Converters, PDF Creators, PDF Editors and other PDF related software.

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