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My PDF is password protected. What can I do about it?
My PDF is password protected. What can I do about it?

Provide or remove the password.

Updated over a week ago

A feature of the PDF format is that it is possible to limit access to a PDF by applying a password and by restricting certain features, such as printing and editing.

The iPaper platform cannot access and extract the content of your PDF when it is protected.

Providing a PDF password in iPaper

You can provide iPaper with the password to a secured PDF, when you create or update your Flipbook.

💡 This option requires that you know the password used to protect the PDF. If you do not know the password, reach out to the content creator.

Providing the PDF password is easy. Here's how:

Providing a password for a new Flipbook

  1. In the Flipbook Overview, click on Create Flipbook. This will open a pop-up window where you can create a new Flipbook.

  2. Once you've entered the details for your Flipbook, and selected the password-protected PDF from which to build it, toggle on Show advanced options.

  3. From the advanced options, check the Password for PDF checkbox.

  4. Enter the password for your protected PDF in the subsequent text box.

iPaper will then use this password to access the base PDF and build your Flipbook.

Providing a password for an existing Flipbook

It can happen that you want to change the base PDF on which an existing Flipbook is built from. You can do this via the Change PDF function:

  1. In the Flipbook Overview, right-click on the Flipbook for which you want to change the PDF.

  2. From the drop-down menu, select Change PDF. This will open a new pop-up from where you can provide a new base PDF.

  3. Toggle on Show advanced options.

  4. Check the Password for PDF checkbox, and provide the PDF password in the text box below.

Once you're finished, click Change PDF and you're done! iPaper will now be able to access your password-protected PDF.

💡 For more information on how to create (or remove) the protection from PDF files, click the link below:

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