[Athen] Locked PDF

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Wed Jul 15 06:01:47 PDT 2020

PDF Unlocker does not cost a dime, unless you download the desktop version. I use the web version.

The problem with Bryon’s file is that it is too big. Over 100MB. The bigger problem is that publishers seem to think putting a password on a PDF protects their copyright, but in reality, all it does is lock the student out of the file. Not helpful at all.

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Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
T 303 735 4836

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Wink Harner
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 4:24 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Locked PDF

Hi Bryon et al

Both Neil and Andi recommended PDF Unlocker. It works well but costs a fee after the free trial. I dug around for an open source pdf password unlock program and found this:

Try it out and see if it works. Save some $$

Wink Harner
Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type
Portland OR
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On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1:33 PM Sorensen, Neal B <neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu<mailto:neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu>> wrote:
There is a great online tool that will unlock that PDF for you. Unlock PDF tool on SmallPDF<https://smallpdf.com/unlock-pdf/> Just upload it, click the “Pinky swear” disclaimer, and redownload the unlocked version.

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu>> On Behalf Of Kluesner, Bryon
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 3:17 PM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network' <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>>
Subject: [Athen] Locked PDF

Hi all,

I am trying to edit a PDF file that asking for a password.. It won't let me open in Kurzweil.

Does anybody have tool they use to bypass the password request?



Bryon Kluesner, RhD
Adaptive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
103 Frist Hall
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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