How to convert a password protected PDF to Excel

How to convert a password protected PDF to Excel

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.

This post will walk you through how to convert a password protected PDF to Excel, CSV or XML.

Before we start

I will be converting a sample PDF invoice which I have password protected.

Step 1

Locate the PDF on your computer. Right click on it and click Open With then choose Google Chrome.

Open in Chrome

Step 2

Once Google Chrome has loaded, enter the password for the PDF.

AEnter password

Step 3

Next, right click on the PDF and select Print. Set the destination printer to Save as PDF and click Save.

Right click Print

Step 4

You will now have the option to choose where to save the PDF. Choose a location and click Save.

Choose location

Step 5

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.

Convert a PDF

Done! You've successfully removed password protection from your PDF and can now convert the PDF to Excel.

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