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How to Edit Secured PDF in Mac OS X Mountain Lion/Windows

Have a password secured PDF file and want to edit it on your Mac or Windows PC? If you’ve tried, you must know it is impossible to edit secured PDF directly on computer. The good news is that with some workarounds, you can edit secured PDF files easily. Read on to learn the details.

To edit password secured PDF on Mac or Windows PC, the first thing people need to do is removing the PDF password. And then edit the password free PDF on a PDF editor. Below are short steps for how to edit secured PDF in Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 7.

Step 1. Download Wondershare PDF Password Remover

As its name implies, Wondershare PDF Password Remover is a little tool to remove the PDF security. Just click the download button to download Wondershare PDF Password Remover. After the download, install it on your Mac or Windows PC.

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Step 2. Upload PDF files and remove the PDF security

Launch Wondershare PDF Password Remover. And then drag and drop PDF files to it. If a lock appears on the PDF item bar, the PDF must be protected from opening. In this case, click the lock to enter the right PDF password to unlock it. If you lock appears, click the Start icon to remove the PDF security. Just in a few seconds, you’ll find the output PDF file in the output folder. On Mac PDF Password Remover, go to PDF Password Remover > Preferences… > Destination to find the output PDFs. On Windows PDF Password Remover, click the Open button at the lower part of the panel to see the output files.

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Step 3. Edit secured PDF in Mac OS X Mountain Lion/Windows

Download and install Wondershare PDF Editor to begin to edit a secured PDF on Mac or Windows PC. Wondershare PDF Editor, as far as I see, is the simplest PDF editing tool to edit a secured PDF file. After you install Wondershare PDF Editor, open a PDF that you’ve removed the security. On it you can edit text, add images, highlight, underline, strike through, and mark up PDF content, even convert PDF to Word, and so on.

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