I’ve downloaded a pdf that has some protection. It was 94 pages length and I had to read it.
What? 94 pages to be read on a screen? It will make my eyes like two fog lamps! 🙂 Yes I know that if I red it on the screen I got less pollution but I can’t read long papers on the screen.
Now in order to print it (or even only some pages) you need the ghostscript.
If you are on a *nix system things are easier ’cause surely there is a packaged version of the scripts.
Now convert the pdf to a postscript file and the the postscript file to a pdf. Open the new pdf with Acrobat Reader and that’s all 🙂
~$ pdf2ps protected.pdf unprotected.ps
~$ ps2pdf unprotected.ps unprotected.pdf
You’ll get a pdf with less resolution that is hard to read on the screen but that print well.