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Community Beginner ,
Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021

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I have forgotton the permission password to a document I created.  Is there a way to recreate the pdf document after you forgot the permission password?

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Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021

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Not possible with Acrobat Reader.

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How did you originally create it?

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I created the document using Adobe Acrobat DC.

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From scratch??

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Re-create the document and save a backup of the unprotected document.

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Can you recreate by using 'save as' and rename the document without the permission password?  I would need detail instructions.

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This is not possible.

Re-create the document from scratch.

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@Bernd Alheit  So back to the original question, I have forgotton the permission password to a document I created.  Is there a way to recreate the pdf document after you forgot the permission password? 

 

Your reply:  Not possible with Acrobat Reader

Is there a different response if you have Acrobat DC?

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No!

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This is not possible.

Re-create the document from scratch.


By @Bernd Alheit

 

But this time do NOT do it directly in Acrobat. It's really not supposed to be used like that.

Use some other application (Word, InDesign, etc.) and only when you're done convert the file to a PDF, and then apply a security policy to it.

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When you can open and print the document then print the document and scan the printout.

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Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021

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I know my password I don't know how to open an fill out forms

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