A password protected PDF file can be useful for protecting sensitive content or limiting actions a user can carry out on the PDF. However, it can cause you a bit of hassle when you want to convert the PDF to Excel.
I will walk you through the steps you need to take to remove the password protection from your PDF which will then allow you to convert your PDF to Excel, CSV or XML.
Before we start
I will be converting a sample PDF invoice which I have password protected.
Locate the PDF on your computer. Right click on it and click
Open With then choose
Once Google Chrome has loaded, enter the password for the PDF.
Next, right click on the PDF and select
Save as PDF and click
You will now have the option to choose where to save the PDF. Choose a location and click
The PDF no longer has password protection. You will now be able to convert your PDF to Excel, CSV or XML. To do this, take a look at our how-to page.
Done! You've successfully removed password protection from your PDF and can now convert the PDF to Excel.