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Another way to save PDFs that don't allow saving from Safari or Preview (perhaps they require a password to save):

Open the document in Preview and select File » Mail Selected PDF Document and then drag the file from the opened Mail window to the Desktop.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described.]
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Another no-save PDF save option
Authored by: arcticmac on Apr 04, '11 09:37:48AM

Wouldn't that just make a copy of the protected PDF file, sorta like you can do in the Finder anyway? (I don't actually have a good encrypted PDF file to test on, but my intuition says that it shouldn't be stripping the protection from it when it sends it to mail).



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Mail & Preview, 10.5.8
Authored by: xhinter on Apr 04, '11 11:42:21AM

An encrypted PDF remains so even when you select 'Mail Document' in Preview.



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Another no-save PDF save option
Authored by: S Barman on Apr 05, '11 05:41:53AM

Couldn't you just Print the file and use the PDF menu to save the file as a PDF? I've done this with protected PDFs in Preview.



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Another no-save PDF save option
Authored by: grav on Apr 27, '11 11:18:54AM

Doesn't work here ... OS X 10.6.6.

I checked the md5 hash of the files and it's the same, so the files are identical, thus the protection remains intact.



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