How to Print Secured PDF Files on Mac and Windows

Users might secure PDF files by using a password to prevent the receivers from opening, editing, copying or printing the files. In some cases, you might really have to print secured PDF documents for signature or filling in information, but you will only find that it won't let you print. Don't panic. Here is the solution on how to print a secured PDF.

Part 1. The Best Way to Print a Secured PDF on Mac (macOS High Sierra Included)

To print secure PDF documents, you need a special application that can decrypt the PDF files and enable the printing function. The one I highly recommend here is iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional for Mac. Click the "Free Download" button for Mac, the program file will be downloaded to your local folder immediately. After that, double click the application icon and follow up installation menu to install PDF Editor. Then follow below step-by-step tutorial to start printing a secured PDF file on Mac.

Step 1. Import and Edit Secured PDF

Launch the program. Click the "Open File" button. The file will be opened with this program. Now you can do any editing on the PDF file. You can just add or delete texts, highlight, underline or strikethrough any words. If necessary, add signature or annotation to the PDF. Then save your changes.

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Step 2. Unlock Protected PDF

Now, click the "Convert" button on the top toolbar to open the conversion window. Add the secured PDF file, and then select the output format as Microsoft Office Word format and select the page ranges that you want to print. Lastly, click the "Convert" button to start converting the PDF file.

When the conversion is finished, you can open the converted file and process printing directly.

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Step 3. Print Your Protected PDF

And then you can go to "File" > "Print", and open the print setting window. And select the printing options to start printing your secured PDF.

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Why Choose iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional for Mac to Print Secured PDFs

Some users may find many applications allowing you to print secured PDF. However, only a few of them stand out. iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional for Mac (Compatible with macOS 10.13) is the best one for you. This program can easily unlock the encrypted PDF document and allow you to edit the file with various editing tools, as well as copying or printing it without any fuss.

Key Features of This PDF editor:

  • Easily Print ann manage your PDF files.
  • Edit the text, images, links in your PDF with ease.
  • Convert PDF to Word, Excel and more formats and batch convert multiple PDFs.
  • Create PDF from other formats and create PDF forms easily.
  • Add watermark, notes, sign and shapes into PDF files easily.

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Part 2: The Way to Print Secured PDF on Windows

Just like any other form authentication that requires you to unlock the PDF file to get authority, printing secured PDF files also requires you to unlock the PDF to be able to print the file. You may have been all over the Internet looking for a way to print secured PDF on Windows. Here is a solution for you. Download the magnificent iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional for Windows. With this software you will be able to encrypt PDF files with password.

iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional for Windows lets you convert the PDF files to Word, PowerPoint, Excel thus letting you edit, annotate texts, delete, add images and successfully print the document. It does not only allow to split PDF files but also merge them. If you want to create PDF files then this is the right choice for you. Another outstanding feature about this software is that it comes with OCR technology besides its accuracy and speed.

Are you worried on how to go about? Do not panic join me and learn how to print a secured PDF on windows without hiring an expert.

Step 1. Open the secured PDF File

Install PDF Editor on your computer and open it. To open a PDF on your editor window, click on "Open" to browse your file.

You can now make any necessary changes that you require such as editing texts, adding signature or even images.

main interface

Step 2. Convert the PDF to be Printed

After importing the file, you should convert it to a desired output format to remove the printing restriction. Now click "Home" and you will see the option "To Word" or "To Others". Then choose a desired format from the options provided such as HTML and many others. After the conversion is finished, you can freely print the document.

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Step 3. Print Protected PDF

Now go to "File" and select the "Print" option, and confirm the print settings. And then start printing your secured PDF.

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Part 3. What's a Secured PDF File?

Most of us have Adobe Reader pre-installed on our computer, but you have to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat to combine PDF files. Below is the detailed guide to do so.

When you get a PDF document with the file name like "filename.pdf(SECURED)", it means that this PDF document has been encrypted. Or if you open a PDF file with Adobe Reader and find that there is a lock icon on the main interface, then the PDF file has been protected by password. Normally, there are two ways to secure a PDF file, which is open restriction and permission restriction.

Open restrictionmeans that the PDF owner has set a password to protect others to open the file. So even you get the file, you are not able to open it and view the contents. What you need is the password or the encryption-breaking software.

Permission restrictionmeans that the PDF file has been secured to prevent from copying, printing, signing or editing. You can also open and view the PDF, but cannot do any other actions on it.

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Oct 13,2017 15:20 pm / Posted by to PDF Tips

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