Want to print a pdf file but its print locked ? Many pdf documents are print locked pdf formats which blocks you from printing or copying especially ebooks, forms etc. But here’s an useful tip : simply convert the pages in a print locked pdf file into printable formats like a JPG image or word documents which also retain any styles, designs, tables in the PDF file using something similar to File Center to help do this.
Convert PDF Files to JPG Images Online – Best Free Tools
Here are some of the best tools you can use to convert pages of print locked pdf files into individual jpg images online…
Zamzar : I think Zamzar is probably the best online file conversion tool that provide a huge range of input and output formats. And yes, it will let you convert offline as well as online files upto 100Mb in size.
Simple browse select the file or add the pdf url path (for online files) and then select the out put format as jpg, or png (larger size but higher quality), then add your email id and then click convert. Once the conversion is done they will send the files in a .zip file as attachment to the email id you provided.
Neevia : Their Document Converter makes it easy for users to quickly convert files of many formats into PDF or Image format like JPG. Simply upload the pdf file and choose jpeg or png as output format an then select your delivery method.
You can wait for the conversion to be completed on the browser or provide email address to let them send you the download link once converted. The converter is really good quality and fast but the upload limit is 1MB only. Very useful for those quick single page PDF documents that can’t be printed.
Free Software Desktop Tools to Convert PDF to JPG
PDF-XChange Viewer : Its actually a PDF file viewer with lot of cool features. One of them being able to export PDF pages or entire files to any one of the supported image formats including BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and many more.
Open your print locked PDF file in the viewer, then click on File > Export to Image and a window open where you can set which pages to convert, the image type to convert to and the destination folder. You can also add finishing touches like Page Zoom, rotate pdf etc.
Quick PDF Convert : Very simple lightweight desktop software for converting PDF files to JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, EMF and BMP files. The process is a very simple 3 step process. Just select your print locked PDF or any pdf document and select the output format and click Start Conversion.
Despite the conversion process is so simplistic the tool offers a range of fine-tuning options, including DPI, image quality and partial conversion. But what makes PDF to Image really irreplaceable is its batch PDF conversion. You can load multiple PDF files (or drag&drop them) and convert all of them to images with a single click!
Use Google Docs to Convert PDF Files into Word, Text Documents
1. Login to your Google Docs account and go their file upload page (Link).
2. Drag and Drop your PDF file to upload it.
3. Check the option
Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents as enabled and click Start Upload.
4. Once uploaded, open the file online in Google docs’ viewer and Click on File > Download As > Word, RTF, ODT etc.
Now you could also choose to directly print the document from Google Docs (File > Print) option if you have the printer connected.
Note : This method is only for files with text based content only. Images, chart will be excluded. File upload limit is upto 2MB.
Facebook App to Convert PDF to Word Inside Facebook
The Able2Extract team has also developed a facebook app (Link) turn your PDFs to editable word docs instantly directly from your facebook. Once the app is installed, Upload your file. When your file is uploaded, the conversion will begin automatically. Click on the URL provided to pick up your file.
Free Software Tools to Convert PDF into Word
Here are few desktop freeware tools to do the same.
PDF Tiger : A free PDF To Word Doc tool that can quickly, accurately create PDF documents from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, txt or Images. It can also convert PDF files into editable MS Word Documents, Rich Text Documents, Plain Text Files, Images, HTML Files, and Shockwave Flash SWF Files.
In batch mode PDFTiger will convert more than 10,000,000 files at a time. Its lightweight but really powerful for converting your print locked pdf files in word documents.
PDF to Word Converter can convert PDF file which was restricted by author to prevent others from copying, editing or even printing. The original text, layouts, images and hyperlinks can be exactly retained in the generated Word documents.
While it’s not possible to replicate the exact formatting and appearance of the original file used in creating a PDF, we believe the mentioned tools produces the best results than any other freeware tools out there.