[svlug] Creating regular PDFs

Rick Moen rick at svlug.org
Sat Jan 3 01:53:43 PST 2015


Oh, by the way, there are lots of standard ways to turn password-wrapped PDF
files into regular PDFs, so you no longer are stuck using only acroread, and
having to put up with acroread telling you you're not allowed to copy text
to clipboard, etc.  Some explanations of how:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/removing-password-from-pdf-on-linux/
http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2010/07/merge-or-encrypt-decrypt-pdf-files.html
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/miscellaneous/51331-encrypted-pdf-files.html

You should _not_, of course, rip off the publisher after converting such files.
Just decrypt the files so you can handle them in a saner and less annoying
fashion, and be aable to use the PDF reader software of your choice.



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