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Know-How to Print PDF Files When Printing is Not Allowed

Deepa Pandey | Modified: 2021-12-16T12:21:30+00:00 | How to, PDF | 3 Minutes Reading

I can’t print a PDF file. How do I get it to print?”You wanted to print some PDF files but couldn’t because your PDFs apparently have print permission locked. But don’t you worry! I got a perfect solution to how to print PDF files when printing is NOT ALLOWED.

AND… you won’t require a permission password for it!

As you know when there is master-level security in PDFs (restriction like editing, copying, printing, etc), a user generally needs a permission password to unlock PDF document restrictions. Especially if you are using the Adobe Acrobat Pro application.

Talking about the Adobe tool it is quite expensive if you haven’t bought it yet. In case you have forgotten the master password/ permission password then it is of no use because it requires permission to remove master-level restrictions.

BUT… the software, that I will introduce in this blog, will NOT ask for a permission password from you. Whether you want to unlock a PDF form, or just want to edit the PDF. This software will remove of PDF password security.

ALSO… I will tell you a hack to easily remove print permission from PDF using Google Docs.

Now let us get started!

How to Print PDF Files When Printing is Not Allowed Using This Tool

SysTools PDF Password Unlocker is designed to unlock permissions and remove the Document Open password. The biggest advantage of this tool over Adobe Acrobat Pro is it does not ask for permission password. Also, it is affordable.

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Note: You will have to provide a user password to remove the Document Open password (password for opening the PDF files).

Step-1: Insert PDFs using the Add Files or Add Folders button.

Step-2: As the tool can directly print your PDFs you can choose to either save or print the PDF files. Also, you can specify the destination location in case you are saving resultant files using the ‘Change’ button.

Step-3: Finally click on the ‘Unlock’ button and you are done!

And… Don’t worry about PDF page layout, lines, and formatting issues. Any PDF attachments will be kept safe. As it is an offline tool hence your precious documents are 100% safe with the tool. It will remove all document restrictions of your PDF files.

Remove Print Permission in PDF Using Google Docs

For those who have no time problem or not dealing with highly confidential PDF documents, this hack is for you.

Step-1: Open Google Docs in your account and upload your PDF file using the Open File Picker icon (see in the image).

Step-2: Click on ‘Print’ and then, click on ‘Save’. The PDF file that has been saved is restriction-free.


In this blog, you understand how to print pdf files when printing is not allowed by using automated software and Google Docs hack. I have discussed both the manual & automated methods to remove print permission from pdf without using a permission password.

However, the manual hack has its limitations, especially for professional use. But, you can go with SysTools software as it is designed to give fast and accurate results without creating any errors. Moreover, the functionality of the tool is self-explanatory that even non-technical users can easily operate in a few simple clicks.

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