Can’t copy text from a pdf file

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I am using foxit PDF reader to view my text book. I would like to copy the text from the pdf file into a word document but it won't let me. I can select the text fine but the option to copy text is not available. I can copy text from other documents but not some. Is there a way to get around this protection in windows?

Best Answer

The pdf file has probably been locked against copying text. Below are two ways to unlock it:

  1. If the pdf has not been locked against printing, you can print it to a virtual pdf printer to create an unlocked file. See this:
    "Remove Password and Unlock Protected PDF Which Allowed To Be Printed Without Knowing Secret".
  2. If the print function has been locked out, see this :
    "Remove Restrictions and Decrypt Password Protected PDF Files With PDF Unlocker".