How to Unlock PDF

July 31, 2023944 views

This article will walk you through the process of unlocking PDF files so that you can edit them with PDFelement. In the business world nowadays, PDF documents are common. Many employees' productivity at work is frequently slowed down. It is because they are unable to unlock a PDF file for editing, despite their being strong PDF editors available in the market today as Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor. 

Steps to Unlock PDF

A complete PDF editor with great functionality on an intuitive and user-friendly interface is PDFelement. You may print, mark up, annotate, and secure PDF files using PDFelement. It can also be used to add digital signatures and do OCR. Of course, you can use it to unlock PDF for editing. Below are the steps.

Step1. Open PDF File

You must run PDFelement after installing it on your computer in order to view a PDF file. Right-click the application and choose "Open," or just double-click it to start the PDF component. This will bring up the program's start screen menu. You can now open a PDF file by dragging it to the PDFelement interface and dropping it there, or you can import the file you wish to edit into the software by clicking the "Open File" button and selecting it from your computer. If the PDF file has a password to open it and is encrypted, don't forget to unlock it before editing.


Step2. Convert PDF to Word

Open your PDF file, then click "Convert," "To Word," and double-check that the conversion word settings are set properly. The suggested settings are the default ones. Your document will be changed into a fresh DOCX file that you can save and edit more thoroughly.


Step3. Edit PDF File

After converting the document from PDF to Word, now you can easily edit it in Word.


WPS Office: Another Choice for Unlocking PDF

You can use WPS Office to edit the document after decrypting the encrypted PDF file. With WPS Office, you can easily edit words and paragraphs as well as images in PDF files by copying, pasting, replacing, rotating, and cropping the images in the PDF file. You can alter the pages with WPS Office by cropping, extracting, dividing, or replacing them. Boxes and page labels can also be added. You can add links and remove the watermarks from your PDF file to direct readers to additional reading. You can underline, highlight, and annotate your PDF file to grab the attention of your audience. The PDF file can also be converted to your favourite file format, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

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