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Merge PDFs, delete pages. Error: Page extractions not permitted.

New Here ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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I have a PDF that is six pages. I had to sign the last two by hand, so I printed them, signed, scanned, and saved as seperate PDFs. Now I want one 6-page PDF, with the duplicate pages deleted. I am able to delete the unsigned pages, but when I try to merge the three files, I get an error saying that page extractions are not permitted. Thanks for your help! Please write back if you need clarification. 

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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When you open the files that you want to merge and bring up the Document Information dialog for each of them (Ctrl-D or Cmd-D on a Mac), it will list any potential restrictions that are associated with these documents on the "Security" tab. Do you see any restrictions?  

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Hi,

 I'm having trouble accessing the Security tab. This sounds silly, but how do I open the files? I'm on the Combine Files tool right now. All 3 PDFs are uploaded.

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I have the Combine Files tool open, and in a seperate tab, I uploaded the PDFs to Acrobat. I have a Chromebook, and Ctrl-D creates a bookmark. Is there another way to bring up Document Information?

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You need to open them on their own, not as a part of this tool, and then go to File - Properties - Security.

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I opened the first one from Your documents on Adobe. My options are Edit, Comment, Convert, or Sign. I cannot find File. If I open it from My files on my desktop, it opens as a Microsoft Word, even though it's a PDF. At any rate, File doesn't seem to be there. If I could open it in Google Docs, then I will have File, but I don't know how to do that. When I right click, the option to Open with is Acobat Reader. Thank you for your time.

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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You need to open in Acrobat Reader on Mac or Windows. Then use Properties from the File menu.

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Apparently, one of my files is protected, which is preventing merging and deleting. I think we're at the road's end. I'll have to keep them as seperate files.

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