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It works except when it doesn't
Authored by: bkuestner on Dec 29, '05 11:14:27AM
This hint doesn't seem to work in all cases. I have my tax returns saved as encrypted PDFs that cannot be viewed unless you have a password. ColorSync Utility opens them up as blank pages and saves them as blank pages in Mac OS X 10.4.3.
Almost similar symptoms here, except that ColorSync Utility displays the PDF correctly and not blank, but the result is the same as yours: blank pages, no matter if I do "save as" or "export" and no matter if I apply filters or not.

I am also running 10.4.3. Could the original poster "mubarak" tell whatever version he/she is using?

Somebody else mentioned the different password styles in PDF documents. That probably refers to the difference of "owner" vs. "user" passwords.
With the latter you cannot even open the file and they are hard to remove, whereas the prior is as simple as disregarding PDF standards by the application. Details e. g. here:

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