I'm trying to fill out some docs but the supplied pdfs are secure so i can't use foxit's typewriter tools
Is there any way to disable the security?
Assuming it's simply a 'rights' (owner) password that restricts things like editing, printing, and copying (i.e. the password does not need to be entered to open the file) the following will remove the restrictions.
- Grab https://github.com/qpdf/qpdf/releases
- Unzip/Install and navigate to the bin folder that holds qpdf.exe (or similar for your platform)
- Place the PDF you wish to work on in the same folder
qpdf --decrypt InputFile.pdf OutputFile.pdf(use
"s if the file name has spaces).
- You can do what you want with the outputfile
If your PDF file is user password protected, change step 4 to
qpdf --decrypt --password=yourpassword InputFile OutputFile
This won't work with adobe digital editions and may have issues with digitally signed files
Some discussion on the background of these owner password restrictions at https://lwn.net/Articles/335415/ .