How to Edit a Secured PDF?

You may think that it would be difficult to edit a pdf that is password protected but that’s not the case. Actually, It’s easy to edit a pdf even if it is password protected. Let’s see how can you edit a pdf with password protection, But before that, there are a few things you have to keep in mind to be able to edit a password-protected pdf.

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  1. You must have the password of that locked pdf. Otherwise, It would be not possible for you to edit or do anything with that pdf file.
  2. If a pdf is certified using a digital id or digital signature or any certificate then you will not be able to edit that pdf. Certifying a document helps the recipient to authenticate a document which means it is locked from making any changes in the document. Usually, certified pdf is used for commercial and legal purposes.

So, if any one of the cases is related to you then you will not be able to edit that pdf file.

Now, If that’s not the case then surely you can edit your pdf without facing any issues. Here is some way that might help you to get your work done.

  • If you are the creator of the author of the pdf then you can easily change the settings of the pdf and remove the password protection from the pdf. After removing the password protection you can easily edit the pdf.  Follow these steps to remove password protection from your pdf file:

(Considering you are using adobe acrobat pdf viewer)

  1. Open pdf file on windows or mac.
  2. Select the “Tools” option, then click on “Encrypt” and then choose the “Remove Security” option.
  3. If your pdf file is “Document Open Password” type then just click ‘ok’ to remove password protection.
  4. If your file is “Permission Password” type then you’ll be asked to enter your password to remove password protection.

Now, As your password protection is removed from pdf. So, you can easily edit your pdf with any software you like.

  • If you know the password of the pdf but you are not the Author. In that case, you are not able to remove password protection from pdf. So, now if this is the case then you can use any online tools to edit your pdf with ease. To edit your pdf online follow these steps:
  1. Open your browser.
  2. Select any software that helps you to edit your pdf.
  3. Simply, You just have to upload your pdf file and enter the password of your file.
  4. The online pdf editor will automatically do the work and allow you to edit your pdf.
  5. After completing your editing, Save the file to your device.

You will get so many pdf editors online. One of the most used online tools for pdf editing is Wondershare PDFelement. You can use this online tool or you can choose among others which best suits you.

Significance of Online PDF Editing Tools

Generally, There are mainly two reasons to secure a pdf file. First, to provide security to the file. So, that not everyone can access the contents of the file. Another reason is to prevent making changes in that files. Except, nobody is allowed to change or edit the pdf file.

But, many times even if we are not the author, we still need to edit or make some changes in a pdf file. So, In that case, these online tools become very handy and easy to use. Otherwise, If these tools were not there then we got the only way that we have to ask the author of the pdf to edit or if the pdf is certified using a digital id or digital signature then the author would be the only one who can access the file.

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