Sunday, 26 January 2014

Can't Print Secured PDF File

Someone at work told me they couldn't print a pdf file that was showing as "secured" in the title bar. I think it may have given an error message too.

It was a little strange because she had two secured pdf files and one of them she could actually print. That was an anomaly really.

Both files came from the same person and clicking the padlock symbol within Adobe Reader showed that printing rights (as well as others) had been restricted.

While there are ways to break the security of pdf files, I was not willing to go to these lengths in a professional work environment. I told the user to speak to the originator and tell her not to secure these pdf files.

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