How to Unlock a PDF File for Printing


Sometimes you are not given the option to print a PDF file. This happens because the author has made it read-only, meaning you cannot print, edit or copy-and-paste the file. There are ways to generate a new, printable PDF using your Internet Browser without having to download any programs.

Ensode Online PDF Unlocker

Navigate to "" with your Internet browser.

Go to the bottom of the page and check the box beside "I accept the terms and conditions."


Find the PDF file on your computer by clicking "Browse." Once found, click "Submit."


Use the new PDF file to print, copy-and-paste or anything you were not able to do with a locked PDF.


PDFUnlock! Online PDF Unlocker

Browse to "" with your Internet browser.


Click "Browse" to find the PDF you want to use.

Click "Unlock!" to unlock the PDF file. The PDF will now be in a printable format.



About the Author

Ana Chandler has been writing about graphic design since 2007. Her positions have ranged from guest blogger to freelancer, reflecting more than 10 years of experience in Web design. Chandler draws from her technology and beauty background to write for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.