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Cannot Convert PDF to Word Password Protected? Resolved

Published By Mohit Jha
Tej Pratap Shukla
Approved By Tej Pratap Shukla
Published On December 21st, 2021
Reading Time 4 Minutes Reading

Summary: This blog deals with one of the common issues faced by millions of users working with PDF File format. Many times people cannot convert PDF to Word password protected. Therefore, to fix this problem, we will discuss some simple methods in this blog.

A PDF File format created by Adobe saves information in a secure way as compared to Word. Since PDF is platform-independent compare to others it doesn’t require any specific operating system to be opened. Also, it can be opened by many browsers too.

But Sometimes in various scenarios, we need to convert PDF File to Word Document file to work on it. People secure these files by applying the password security which leads to a problem. Hence, people cannot convert PDF to Word due to Password Protection. Since the PDF File format used in different industries all over the world to send and view the information in a protected manner. It is difficult to edit the document secured with User-level and Owner Level security.

Most of the PDF files are used in Legal Firms, Invoices, Financial Organisations, Banking, etc. At some point in time, everyone has faced some difficulties with these files. So, in the coming section, we will resolve the query of all those users who cannot convert protected PDF file to word.

User Query:

To know how to convert password protected PDF to Word file format first, we need to understand what kind of situation faced by PDF users in a different situation. View images of Queries asked in different PDF forums by naive users. Mostly user deals with the Password Protection issue while converting secured PDF to word format.

During PDF File creation, we can change the permission as you can view in the below image. These permissions include “Printing, Changing the Document, Content Copying, Page Extraction, Commenting, Signing, and Template Creation” in security options. So, when PDF security is added users cannot convert PDF to Word Password Protected file.

Manual Methods to Convert PDF to Word Password Protected File

The most common solution to convert secured PDF to Word file is via Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud (DC Full Version). This utility of Adobe will help you to convert PDF to the editable word but, first, you need to remove PDF file security.

Note: To unprotected PDF document with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC it is necessary that you must know the permission password.

Once the PDF becomes unsecured, easily export it into word with these steps:

  • Open the PDF File format you want to convert into Word by using Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud.

  • After that use the “Export PDF option”.
  • Now select the file format such as (.doc word 2003- 97) or .docx (For Word 2013-2016) according to the application used to Open the resulted PST File.
  • Now provide the destination to save the resulted Word File within the system.

Quick Solution to Remove Owner Lever Restriction from PDF File

From the Security option, we can see that there are different levels of restriction that can be applied to PDF documents. To remove that use PDF Restriction Remover and enable permissions for Printing / Copying / Editing / Signing / Commenting, etc. Also, this software can remove 128 / 256-bit encryption from PDF and save it into PDF File format again.

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Steps to Remove Protection from PDF & Convert Into Word

1- Launch and run the tool on Windows OS

2- Click the Browse option and PDF file that is to be converted

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3- View the restrictions in the file

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4- Click on Browse button and select the destination location

5- Finally, click on Unlock PDF button and initiate the process


Now, the file becomes unprotected and is ready for converting into word file format.

Convert Protected PDF to Word File via Online Converter

There are many online converter tools available in the market for converting PDF files to editable word format. By using the above program we can unsecure PDF file and after that, we can convert secured PDF document to word. In these online converters, we need to just Add / Drag the PDF file, and then it will convert PDF to word password protected.


In many cases, people find problem to convert secured PDF to word. However, for the resolution of this problem, we have described some simple solutions in this write-up. Although, we have covered manual as well as automated solutions for the same. But, if the permission password is not known to the users then they cannot convert PDF to word password protected with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Therefore, in it is better to opt for a professional tool for unprotecting PDF files. And for converting it to word use any Online converter tool.