Use Evernote to copy something from a locked pdf


Probably the first genuinely useful, original and bloggy entry so far.

Discovered in a moment of desperation.

I know there are programs out there you can buy and allegedly a couple of websites that will unlock pdf’s for you.

I needed some text from a pretty ordinary pdf document and didn’t have lots of time or bandwidth. Couldn’t print to pdf or anything else.

I simply opened the pdf with Firefox (presume any other browser would do as well), highlighted a whole section including all the text and clipped with the Evernote webclipper bookmarklet that I use.

Then I sync’ed with the desktop Evernote.

You can then copy any text you like within Evernote or a quick print to pdf from Evernote – hey presto! a pdf you can do what you like with!


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