Monday, March 10, 2014

Be elegant: print your protected PDF files!

Often we have a pdf document that need to be printed or to save a part of it. However, if the PDF file is protected (i.e., secured to prevent some specific tasks such as printing) traditional PDF viewers aren't able to print as shown in Figure below.

A quick and easy workaround is to use GSview (Ghostscript view) commonly used  for the displaying or printing the document pages. At the time of writing the most updated version (GSview 5.0) is available at:

Once you install and use GSview, the printing is matter of clicks!

You may print the document to papers or save the whole/part of the documents as an unprotected PDF file using tools like doPDF.