Saturday, April 26, 2014

How To Unlock a PDF File for FREE.

I have seen a lot of comments and searches by people who need to unlock a locked PDF.

There are also a lot of paid products scattered across the Internet which claim to be able to unlock your PDFs for you, they all fail to do the one thing they seem to promise.

All of them are able to unlock the permissions to be able print or alter the PDFs but not to unlock the actual file if it is password protected for access.

When you try to unlock a PDF which is password protected for access using one of these tools they all ask you for the password.

I don't know how to get around this problem except for one simple way which works 100% of the time.

You still need to have the password but only the first time you open the file.

Here are the simple steps:-

  1. Open the PDF using the password.
  2. Print the PDF as a PDF using a tool like PDF Factory or similar, Mac users have this built in the print function.
  3. In the settings save the PDF without any security.
  4. Now you have a copy of the original file which is unprotected.
Too hard?  I didn't think so.

Bottom line here, if you have the password you don't need the tools, if you don't have the password the tools can't help you.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A New Hope - Repurposing an old blog.

Gee I hope that George Lucas doesn't get too annoyed with with me pinching one of the Star Wars titles.

After ignoring this poor old blog for a long time while I fluffed around the Internet doing all sorts of things I have decided to change it's reason for being.

This was originally started as my personal chronicle of what worked and didn't work with my Internet Marketing efforts.

Not much worked so there was not much to put here.

What I have found though is that I'm very good at finding new and interesting sites to explore, new ways of doing things.  I am able to condense lots of comments and filter out what you and I need to know to keep things on track with out site building and traffic management.

So, this blog will still be about Internet Marketing - sort of - but will become a bit more focussed on what the trends that make sense are and how to take advantage of them.

As always most of the tools I will recommend will be free but some will be paid options.  I'm putting you on notice right now that if I find a paid option which makes sense I will also try to find an affiliate link for it.

I trust that you are smart enough to understand that if you can buy something that will help you and you found out about it here then it is only fair that I get a 'spotters fee' for the recommendation.

This will not become a typical BS type site which only recommends stuff for sale as a lot of the commercial products are not much better than the free products and generally over priced.

I like and use as many free tools as I can find, I don't see why you should be denied the same opportunities.

This will also not become a freebie download site that is dripping with catches and tricks to suck you in.  In fact I'll share with you what those sites do including how they wrap the product you want with their own rubbish which installs toolbars and other malware on your computer.

If you like what you find here then please bookmark the site and come back regularly, I'll try to post something at least weekly.

To get you started I have a freebie for you.  This is a tool I wrote for my own use and works absolutely superbly.  If you have a Wordpress site you need to use this.

What it does is change your wp-login.php page to a redirect page and creates a new login page for you with all the right code so that it works just like your normal WordPress login page should.

Why do you need this?  The brute force attacks which have been going on for a year now can only attack the main login page.  If it doesn't exist then you cannot be hacked on autopilot.

Works for Mac and Windows, free download, free to use, no limits.

Feel free to share the link with your friends, be nice, don't just steal it and pass it round.

Leave a comment if you would like me to review certain products that you like or just to say g'day.

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