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PDF Reader that can read locked files?


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  1. togakangaroo

    togakangaroo Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone know a good (preferably free) pdf reader app that can read locked pdf files?

    I don't mean that I want it to crack the encryption. I bought the ebook legitimately and have the password. I just can't find a pdf reader that allows me to get even that far.
     

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  2. Thumper

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    I have the same question. Taking online courses and would make my life a lot easier if I could listen to my weekly reading in the car. I spend about 3-4 hours a day in my car driving and it's all wasted time I could use to be getting reading done. I have tried several PDF readers including Mantano, I have tried to use the Fill and Sign PDF Forms app which just errors out and says it is an unsupported format.

    I think ezPDF Reader should work, but I thought everything else I tried would work and I'm not ready to slap down $3 on an app that may or may not do what I want.

    The logo on my textbooks say they are "Powered by ProtectedPDF" with what looks like the logo of a little Trojan helmet.
     
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

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    I have several readers and I just successfully tried it with a protected PDF with
    Adobe Reader
    ezPDF
    Mantano
    PDF ToGo (from DocsToGo)
    RepliGo

    Harry
     
  4. Thumper

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    Well, I wonder if the type of protection matters, because I have tried a couple of the ones you listed and had no luck.

    I did however find a way around it, I can just select all and copy/paste into a Libre Office document than export it to a PDF again. Hopefully, if nothing else works, the OP can do this too.

    Now I just need to find a decent text-to-speech app that reads the text like a person and not like a robot in a race....LOL
     
  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, in your case the PDF file would be opened already :)
    I meant to open a closed, protected PDF file for to read it, not to reach the protected content of the PDF ;)
    And I think, the OP meant this too.

    EDIT: For TTS, ezPDF Reader has this feature but I didn't tried it yet.

    Harry
     

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