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How to Edit Read-only PDF Files in Mac OS X/Windows

Do not know how to edit a read-only PDF file? It’s ok if you can turn to the source file. However, how about you cannot find the source file? Quit? No way. In fact, it’s very easy to edit read-only PDF files, either in Mac OS X Mountain Lion or in Windows 8. All you need is 2 steps: remove PDF read-only restriction and edit the read-only free PDF file. Below we take editing read-only PDF files in Mac OS X as an example. If you’re a Windows PC user, please download the Windows software mentioned in this article to have a try.


Step 1. Remove PDF read only restriction

Well, to remove PDF read-only restriction, a PDF file restriction remover is needed. Here I’d like to suggest you try Wondershare PDF Password Remover for Mac. It is able to remove all restrictions for a PDF file. Download the software free trial version and install it on your computer.

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After installing the software on your computer, import read-only PDF files. Click Start to remove the read-only restriction.


Step 2. Edit read-only restriction free PDF files

In step 1, you’ve removed the read-only restriction on PDF files. Now you need a professional PDF editor to do the editing work: correcting typos, removing watermark, adding new text/images, etc. If you haven’t gotten a program that lets you edit read-only restriction free PDF files, try Wondershare  PDF Editor Pro for Mac. It is an all-in-1 PDF tool specially designed for small businesses and individuals.

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Wondershare PDF Editor is a user-friendly tool. Its Microsoft Office like interface lets you edit PDF like what you would on a Word processor, easy, accurate, and fast! It’s a perfect a complete PDF solution at a start-up price.

See, this is how to edit read-only PDF files in Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. It is very easy, right? This way is especially helpful if you only want to correct minor errors on a PDF file. If you attempt to edit the PDF file massively, use Wondershare PDF Editor to convert PDF to Microsoft Word for editing on a Word processor. It’s much easier and faster!

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