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Printing Protected Documents
Authored by: quickbrownfox on Jan 25, '09 11:51:27AM

I was able to use this hint to print a PDF copy of a document which was protected by Adobe's LiveCycle Rights Management. The trick is to select "Print as image" in the Advanced Print Setup dialog (accessible from the Advanced button in Reader's print dialog). This creates a huge file (63MB in my case), but it does work. The resulting PDF can be opened in, which was not the case with my original document. Opening this document and printing it to a PDF from Preview (via the PDF menu in the print dialog) will create a much smaller file.

Of course, this method turns the document into a bitmap, so you don't get selectable, scalable text, but it does allow you to save a local copy of a protected document.

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