PDF Password Protected? Really?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mirmir, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. mirmir macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    Hi MacRumors!

    So, I'm trying to make a Power Point. I have Office 2008, and my goal is to place PDFs onto slides. However, every time I chose the pdfs I would like, it says they are password protected by the owner. The issue here is that:
    1.) I am the owner.
    2.) I am the creator.
    3.) I did not ever set a password.
    The same thing happens in Illustrator CS3. Except this time, Illustrator asks for the password to the documents. I've tried everything. It doesn't exist.
    On the other hand, Preview can open these documents up in a second, and doesn't mention anything about them being protected.

    I called Apple Care and they just told me it had something to do with "Excel". Sigh. And Microsoft told me to call Adobe. I have no idea why, the PDFs weren't made using any Adobe products. Anyways. I'm kind of under a time constraint here, so any help you have would be fantastic.

    Thank you.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    you could just use a bootleg solution; open the pdf in Preview and take a screen shot, then use the resulting .png in PowerPoint. You can crop it in Preview by selecting the area you want to save and pressing Cmd+K .
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    No need. Open the PDF in Preview and use Save As to save it with a new name. DRM removed. It really is that simple.
  4. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Stupid question. If you are the owner and the creator of the .pdf's, where are the original files?

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