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Remove PDF password restrictions using ColorSync
Authored by: pashe on Nov 09, '08 11:55:35AM

Yes, you can unprotect the postscript file: Open it in your Text Editor, then search for "mark currentfile eexec". Delete this line down to "cleartomark" and replace it with "cg_md begin". Then you can open it in Preview and you have an unprotected PDF.

This of course requires that you are allowed to print the PDF. And because PostScript printers must be able to interpret the code, its just a command recoginzed only by Distiller and other PDF-generating applications that tells 'em that they must not create a PDF.

The way via ColorSync Utility doesn't seem to work in Mac OS X 10.5 anymore.



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