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I have a 70+ page PDF file that is protected so it can not be printed by standard tools like Acrobat Reader etc. Is there a way that I can have this printed out?

Preferably without GhostScript if possible, if not, GS solution is also welcome :)

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Have you tried other readers like Foxit? – soandos Mar 21 '12 at 8:41
no I haven't, but Foxit seems kinda "official" to me. do you think it can bypass the built-in PDF security? – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 8:46
the "built in security" is basically just asking nicely. Just try it. – soandos Mar 21 '12 at 8:56
I'm on it... will let u know – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 8:59
foxit can't print it out unfortunately... still secured :( take a look yourself… – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 9:04
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Try A-PDF Restrictions Remover or convert the pdf by uploading it here and downloading it again. This time it won't have any restrictions.

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I dislike posting shareware as an answer as a rule, but I tested A-PDF Restrictions Remover and it works.

It has a 15 day trial period.

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gonna try that :) – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 9:39
damn it :) did not work - "Unfortunately this version of texworks is unable to print PDF document due to various technical reasons" - although I don't understand the reason for this... – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 9:44
maybe OS related.... i got Windows Vista....? – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 9:45
See edit. padding – soandos Mar 21 '12 at 9:56
thanx, this worked like a charm :) – Michal Mar 21 '12 at 14:05

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