Okay so I am trying to print out a few .pdf files but everytime I try to print it, it says "printing and editing not allowed". There seems to be some sort of security password or some sort of encryption or something. I don't understand how this came into place though because several other people printed out the same .pdf files and didn't have any problems anywhere. The thing I did was, was take the CD containing the .pdf files and copy the contents of the CD onto my harddrive via Roxio and saved it as an image. I open the image up everytime I have to check out the .pdf files but it's sorta becoming an inconvenience, so I decided to print them out. Now I don't know how to get them to print, so could I get some help?
Wrong file format I think...
Well, if someone else printed the very same PDF, either the file got somehow corrupted on your HDD (which would be weird considering it still opens and only forbids printing, but that's actually a feature of that format), or they didn't use the same program as you do to open them. I've heard some old version of Sumatra PDF (older than 0.6) does allow printing of PDFs even if they have the "printing forbidden" setting.
Funny thing is, all of us were using adobe acrobat reader. I, however, was using 7.0 (on this computer, the one at home without a printer) when I checked the security properties which say that printing is not allowed. I'm not sure about the ones where I was trying to print but they may have had a different version of adobe. I know when I checked the files in my school the adobe version seemed to be different than the one at home although I didn't note it.
Try using an alternate pdf program. I suggest Foxit Reader...plus it is WAY better than Adobe.
I didn't make it!
Yeah I just got that foxit program a few weeks ago, they say it's got fewer security hassles than adobe and it's alot smaller size-wise. Be careful when you go to install it though, there's a goodly amount of toolbars and such it also wants to install by default. They can all be denied, though.
I still use Adobe. The one main selling point of Foxit, that it's faster than Adobe, doesn't seem to apply to my computer :(. Plus, for some reason whenever Flash updates itself it insists on bundling Reader with it, so I've just stopped bothering using any other one, seeing Adobe is decent. Not great, but decent.
Is the document scalable, or are they just raster images? Because if you wanted a print-out that badly, just use print screen for all the pages, save them to bitmaps, and then print them off that way. It's slow, but it's a lot quicker than waiting for a solution. It won't work so well for scalable documents, but for raster ones it should do fine.