.pdf file ... print option disabled

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  1. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    One of our co-workers recently had an article published in an online magazine and we got a copy of the article from the publisher in .pdf format. For whatever reason, the print option is disabled. I guess they don't want us printing the article.

    Anyone know how to "undo" this?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Ask the publisher for a printable .pdf version.
     
  3. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    They don't want us printing it...from what I have been told.
     
  4. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    Can always do a screenshot of the article and print it.
     
  5. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

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    uh oh you are going to upset the troll
     
  6. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    That's a security setting that was set when the file was created...

    Screenshot is your best bet if you really need to print it...
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The troll is banned ATM.

    Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat (not the reader, the real version) and change the permissions. Problem solved.
     
  8. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    If they went through the trouble of setting permissions I really hope they secured them as well. Can try this but I doubt they were that stupid.
     
  9. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

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    hahaha
    missed that, thought it seemed a little quite here
     
  10. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    any option to export it to anything else?
     
  11. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    Same as removing restrictions. In the full version of Adobe Acrobat you can export to many file types, but if its restricted your sol. Again, unless they are really stupid this won't help either. You can always try to crack their password and remove the restrictions.
     
  12. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    Hmmm...its not looking good.

    Tried Adobe ... no go

    I can try screenshots, but not sure of the quality. Thanks for the help anyway!
     
  13. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    I have seen Adobe pdf cracks online but never tried any (not for the program, for files).
     
  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Actually, can't Google open PDFs and disregard the security?
     
  15. Ameter

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    cliffs?
     
  16. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    No idea. Ask the mods. All I know is I saw unusually cuntish comments in two subforums on the same day.
     
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    Several people complained and he was given a warning. He stopped being such a douche for a while. Didn't notice he was banned.
     
  18. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You know, I'm really not sure why this isn't locked. Not that I really care, but you're blatantly trying to get around security - they're simply trying to protect their published work.
     
  19. Peyomp

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    I don't think OS X's preview enforces that limitation.
     
  20. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Have you tried opening it in Foxit Reader? You should install Foxit Reader anyway, it's fast and light while Adobe Reader is a bloated piece of shite.
     
  21. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    +1 for foxit reader, that is standard install on every computer i work on. opens in less than a second
     
  22. trouphaz

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    +1 for thread lock. it isn't even like you're trying to skirt the issue. you're going right ahead and saying you want to crack security which is against the forum policy.
     
  23. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Never caught this thread, or it wouldn't had made it this long.

    Sorry, attempts to bypass security for copyright reasons is illegal, and forbidden. The file was locked for a reason - if they wanted you to have edit access, it would have been given as such. Ask the publisher for an editable version.
     
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