1 Reply Latest reply: May 15, 2014 9:55 AM by DaveR _ RSS

    PDF Extraction (Ethical Question)

    Nick Osdale-Popa

      We have a protected PDF file. We can not copy/paste any text (though it does let us select it, just not copy).

       

      Monarch 8 reports "Can not import from PDF File <filename> because it does not allow text extraction.

       

      Any known ways around this?

        • PDF Extraction (Ethical Question)
          DaveR _

          I had the same problem.  I found a program that let me overcome this restriction. A-PDF Restrictions Remover from  [url="http://www.a-pdf.com/security/restrictions_remover.htm"]A-PDF - Affordable PDF Tools[/url]

           

          It comes with a 15 day free evaluation period, but after one test I bought it.  Now in the right-click context menu for PDF files I have the options 'Remove Restrictions' and 'Remove Restrictions & Save as ...'.

           

          Ethically I have no qualms.  This is an information file that I need to process, and is sent to me directly from one of our customers.  The security restrictions are a by-product of how they create and distribute the files - and provide absolutely no protection from prying eyes.  A completely ficticious security.