combining password protected PDF files

Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2009 Dec 17, 2009

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Hi,

I need to combine two pdf files into one. But one of the file is Password Protected for Page Extraction.  It has no other restrctions other than password protection for Page Extraction.
When I try to use File-->Combine-->Merge Files into Single PDF..., it asks for password and so I cannot combine the files.

Can somebody please let me know if there is any way I can combine password protected files?

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Dec 17, 2009 Dec 17, 2009

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Remove the security before combining or use a package or portfolio.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2009 Dec 17, 2009

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Hi,

I tried using portfolio but could not combine all files of a portfolio into single PDF file as it again asked for a password.I am not very proficient with Acrobat.

Can you please let me know how to remove security where PageExtraction is password protected?

Also, I never knew about packages in Acrobat. Can you please elaborate on how a package can be used for this?

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Community Expert ,
Dec 18, 2009 Dec 18, 2009

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In Acrobat 8 you can create a package, in Acrobat 9 a portfolio.

I tried using portfolio but could not combine all files of a portfolio into single PDF file as it again asked for a password.I am not very proficient with Acrobat.

Put all files in a portfolio, thats all.

Can you please let me know how to remove security where PageExtraction is password protected?

Remove the security with the permission password.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2009 Dec 18, 2009

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Hi,

I was able to combine files using PDFXChange Tools, but not with Acrobat. Shockingly PDFXChange can also extract pages from it without prompting for password.

I can put all files under a single portfolio, but cannot combine them into a single PDF file using Acrobat.

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Participant ,
Dec 18, 2009 Dec 18, 2009

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Hi,

may be you can try with this web link. 'FREEMYPDF.COM'. if you upload the PDF file which is having protection, that web link will remove all kind of protections and give normal PDF file. so that you can combine with your another PDF file. hope this will helpful...

HARI

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2009 Dec 18, 2009

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I wanted to know if it was possible with Acrobat v9.

Yes, I can try the link as well.  But I have PDFXChange installed which can combine the files.

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Dec 18, 2009 Dec 18, 2009

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All Adobe products enforce the restrictions set by the Permissions Passowrd. However, not all third-party products fully support and respect these settings.

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Oct 13, 2019 Oct 13, 2019

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How?

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Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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File > Print > Print to PDF

 

New version won't be protected.  

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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This worked! Thank you! 🙂

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