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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
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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 umweltbundesamt.at/fileadmin/site/umweltthemen/chemikalien/… –  Michal Mar 21 '12 at 9:04
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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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