Copying text from a locked PDF file.

 
Copying text from a locked PDF file.
 


  1. Open the PDF file, click on File and then choose Print.
  2. From the Printer selection drop down box, select Microsoft Office Document Image Writer.
  3. Select a name and location where you like to save your output file. Click on OK.
    This will create a file with the extension of MDI in your selected location and open the file.
  4. While viewing the file, use your mouse to highlight the text you want to copy.
    Tip: To copy the entire document (or pages), click on Tools, Recognize text using OCR.

Note: If you are prompted that this feature is not installed, you will be prompted if you would like to install it. Click "Yes" and wait until the installation is complete.
If an error message is returned, contact your help desk and ask for assistance to enable the OCR of Microsoft Office Document Image Writer. When complete you will see a dialog recognizing text. Click on the menu and select Edit and then choose Copy.