You should come across many PDF files offline and online. According to Google, now there are over 700+ million PDF documents on the Internet and maybe you have some office. With the paid version of Adobe Acrobat, you can simply view and edit your PDF files. However, this paid program is not affordable for every user. What will you do if you want to edit your PDF files without that tool?
A practical solution is to convert your PDFs to editable Word documents. So the problem becomes: How to convert PDF to Word documents? Then what if your PDF is password protected? Here you'll find all things about how to convert protected PDF to Word for editing.
How your PDF files are protected?
Refers to convert encrypted PDFs, the first thing is to understand how your PDF files are protected.
In terms of security, Acrobat PDF comes in two different methods and two different passwords: user password and owner password. The former, known as open password, refers to the password that protects your PDF files from opening. Whereas, the latter is used to set document restrictions in PDF files, including printing, copying text and graphics out of the document, modifying the document, or adding or modifying text notes and more. PDF owner password is also called as change permissions password in Adobe Acrobat.
Most PDF conversion tools supports PDF to Word conversion for saving owner password protected PDF to editable Word. But this is not the case for user password protected PDF files.
Tools for converting protected PDF files
No matter your PDF is own password protected or user password-protected, all you need is PDF to Word Converter from Wondershare. With this program, you can easily convert an encrypted PDF file which is protected from printing, editing, and copying within a few simple clicks. No original owner password required. But when it comes to an open password-protected PDF file, the original open password is required. You have to enter the password in the pop-up dialog box before the conversion.
With this PDF to Word converter, you can convert PDF files to editable Word files at high quality. Original text, images, graphics, hyperlinks, layout and formatting exactly preserved in the generated Word files. And it comes with batch and partial conversion modes to ease your work if you have a large number of PDF files to deal with.
How to convert protected PDF files?
Step 1. Download and install this application in your computer.
Step 2. Import your secured PDF into this application by click the Add Files button.
Step 3. If your PDF file is protected from opening, a lock will appear on the PDF item bar. At that time, click the lock to enter the right password to unlock your PDF file. If no lock appears, just skip this step as this means the PDF is only protected from copying, editing and printing.
Step 4. Click Convert button to start conversion. The conversion job will be completed in a few seconds.
Tools for easing protected PDF conversion
It doesn't matter if you forgot owner password for the PDF files. But if you forgot PDF open password, a PDF password recovery tool is needed before conversion. PDF Password Unlocker is highly suggested for this case. This program allows you to recover forgotten open passwords from PDF files created by Adobe Acrobat and other PDF tools in 3 simple steps. You can recover PDF password at high speed by taking advantage of the latest technologies, like GPU acceleration, Multi-core GPUs, SEE, etc.