How to convert restricted PDF to editable Word format

It is known that PDF is not easy to edit without a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat, especially when the PDF is restricted, but we could find some alternative: convert restricted PDF to Word, which is easily editable, then edit PDF in Word.

What's restricted PDF?

Usually, people set two kinds of password to protect the PDF files. User Password is used to prevent other people from opening the PDFs; Owner Password will protect your PDF files from copying, printing or editing, that means, others cannot change or reuse your PDF content, just read or view them.

Below shows the restrictions of a PDF that not allowed printing, copying and extracting.

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How to convert restricted PDF to editable Word?

To convert restricted PDF to Word, you may need to download some desktop PDF to Word editor, as most of online converters do not support to convert a restricted PDF. Below are steps to use Simpo PDF to Word (Windows) to convert restricted PDF to editable Word. And now Simpo Mac PDF to Word converter is available for downloading.

Step 1. Download and run the PDF to Word editor

Click below buttons to download Simpo PDF to Word converter, install and click shortcut icon on your desktop to run it to convert restricted PDF to Word.

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Step 2. Import restricted PDF files need to convert

Click the Add PDF(s) button to import the PDF files need to convert to editable Word, or drag and drop a batch of PDF files to the interface. Simpo PDF to Word lets you directly convert own-password restricted PDF to editable Word, but if a PDF file is encrypted with open password, you need to enter right old open password to unlock it first; this is to protect the PDF creators' authority.

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Step 3. Convert restricted PDF to Word

Now click the Convert button to convert restricted PDF to editable Word, and now you can reuse the PDF contents and edit PDF in Word.

It is really easy to convert restricted PDF to Word, isn't it? If you want to convert restricted PDF to PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Html and images, you can try Simpo PDF Converter Ultimate or Simpo PDF Converter Ultimate for Mac, which is a 6-in-1 PDF software program.

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