Convert Read-only PDF to Writable PDF on Mac

Convert Read-only PDF to Writable PDF on Mac

2013-03-13 09:41:00 / Posted by to Unlock PDF Follow @ admin

The PDF documents created through either a PDF creating program or through a Word program will be saved as an un-editable document by default. Under this condition, if you need to fill in a form or some other fields, you may have to print the PDF files firstly and then filled out by hands. However, by converting the read-only PDF to writable PDF file, it’s super easy to modify the PDF documents, as well as fill out directly in the PDF files.

But do you know how to convert a readable PDF to a writable PDF using a Mac? Read on to get the solutions. Some PDF files are read-only is because your operating system marks it as only readable, in such case, the read-only PDF file may be actually writable. To make PDF writable in this situation, all you need to do is right-click on the PDF file, choose “Properties”, uncheck the “Read-only” box and then click on “Apply” to make the read-only PDF writable. Some other read-only PDF files are not writable is because they are protected by password. If you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your Mac, it’s easy to change the restrictions with it, but if  you don’t have Adobe Acrobat installed on your Mac, one of the best solution for this situation is to remove the PDF restrictions with PDF Password Remove for Mac apps.

Things we’ll need:

  • A Mac with OS X 10.6 or above
  • Read-only PDF files
  • Enolsoft PDF Password Remove for Mac [Free to Try]

Easy Steps:

Step 1. Download and install Enolsoft PDF Password Remove for Mac, when the installation is completed, run it.

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Step 2. Drag-n-drop the PDF files to the app’s interface to upload read-only PDF files. This app supports to add multiple PDF files at a time for batch processing.

Step 3. If your PDF file is protected by user/open password, you need to enter the PDF password before you click on the “Remove” button to remove the PDF restriction. But if you PDF only protected by owner password, you can directly click the “Remove” button to remove the PDF restriction. 


When you successfully removed the PDF password, you have the readable PDF converted to a writable PDF, which means you can now get access to PDF printing, text copying, form filling, PDF editing, commenting, page extracting, and content copying etc.

About PDF Password 1. User/Open Password – Passwords to Control Document Access The user password defined by the people who create the PDF file is used for preventing unauthorized access. Only those people who know the password can open the user password protected PDF files. 2. Owner Password – Set Permissions to Restrict Document Usage An owner password lets you block access to document features, including printing, editing, and commenting, as well as copying, extracting, or modifying content. In addition, with the owner password, you can control whether users can fill in form fields and sign existing signature fields.

About Enolsoft PDF Password Remover Enolsoft PDF Password Remover for Mac is a PDF security remover/cracker app for Mac users to delete owner/user password or restrictions for encrypted PDFs. With this PDF Password Remover, users can easily get access to PDF printing, text copying, form filling, editing, commenting, page extracting, and content copying etc.