# Open the file with Adobe Reader and click on the “Lock” icon in the down-left corner to see which restrictions apply. Our example file can be printed, but editing or text extraction is not allowed.
# Send the file as an attachment to your Gmail account.
# Open the mail you’ve sent yourself and choose the “View as HTML” option below the (empty) mail body.
# An HTML version of the encrypted file is displayed — part of the layout might be gone, but the text can be extracted with a simple copy/paste command. In case the original PDF file had printing restrictions, those are stripped as well.