How to Copy Text from Password Protected PDF Files

When read a PDF document on computer, you may like to copy text for future use. But at some point you are unable to do so. This situation points out the fact that your PDF file is protected with permissions password. If you want to copy protected PDF but don’t have the password, you can choose a tool to remove copy protection from PDF.

AST PDF Password Remover is a simple but powerful tool for breaking PDF copy protection. By using it, users can instant unlock PDF files and gain the ability to copy text from secured PDF. Below is a guide that shows how to copy protected PDF step by step:

Note: To get started, download and install the software on your computer. PDF Password Remover and PDF Password Remover for Mac are two versions designed, please make sure that you have got the right one. Here in this article, we will show you to copy from protected PDF on Mac OS. 

Step 1: Add Protected PDF Files
Run AST PDF Password Remover on your Mac computer. Click “Add Files” to import secured PDF files you want to remove copy protection. Noted that if your PDF files are also protected with open password, you will be required to input the right password to continue.

Step 2: Customize Output Folder
By default, you decrypted PDF files will be saved in the source folder. If needed, you can select the “Customize” option and then click the “...” button to set the output folder for the unlocked PDF files.

Step 3: Remove PDF Copy Protection
At last, click “Start” to remove copy protection from PDF files. AST PDF Password Remover will proceed the breaking quickly and notify you the success.

After removing copy protection from PDF document, you can freely copy text from password protected PDF and paste it anywhere.