How to Copy Text from Secured PDF

Many people may come across some PDF documents in which document's creator set a password to secure the PDF to prevent others from copying text and contents. Most of us may directly remove the PDF files' restrictions and copy from secured PDF; but the fact is that it is not always workable, especially for some PDF pages with complicated tables, images or graphics. In this article, I would like to share my experience and tell you how to copy text from secured PDF.

Actually, I just use a PDF to Word converter to convert the secured PDF files to editable Word directly. This way saves me much time to remove restrictions from PDF files and then copy secured PDF to Word one by one.

Step 1, download the PDF to Word converter

If you are Windows users and running Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, you can download the Windows version below:

Win version:

If you are Mac user and running Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard, just download the Mac version:

Mac version:

Install it onto your computer and launch it to copy text from secured PDF.

Step 2, import secured PDF files

You can add the secured PDF files by clicking the Add PDF(s) or +PDF button, or just drag and drop those PDFs to the PDF to Word converter's interface. Batch conversion is supported and you can add as many as 200 PDF files one time.

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Tips: if a user-password PDF file is added, you need to enter right password to unlock it first. You need to have the legal right to copy from secured PDF.

Step 3, convert and copy text from secured PDF

Click the Convert button to copy secured PDF to Word. Seconds later, you will get well formatted Word documents with all original PDF contents preserved, text, images, tables and graphics.

As a matter of fact, this is a direct way that allows you to copy text from secured PDF and it really saves time to copy PDF text to Word.

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