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babubangla
February 3, 2006, 06:32 PM
Is there any way to remove watermarks from a PDF document?

I got a PDF document marked "Do Not File" and I want to remove this from the document. I am using Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0.

I would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks.

Rubu
February 3, 2006, 06:54 PM
Do you see a secure sign (a lock) at the status bar of the document? If yes, you can't do anything unless you unlock it. To unlock you'd need a password, or a pdf password cracker software. but the second approach can take hours. but it should not be a problem if the watermark is not restricted by security.

Faceoff
February 3, 2006, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
Is there any way to remove watermarks from a PDF document?

I got a PDF document marked "Do Not File" and I want to remove this from the document. I am using Adobe Acrobat Professional 6.0.

I would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks.


Hmm... Is the document your tax file return from hrblock or turbotax!!

babubangla
February 3, 2006, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by faceoff
Hmm... Is the document your tax file return from hrblock or turbotax!!
Yes, you got it.
I have been using turbotax for last several years and it was perfectly good. The final return was always free of watermarks.

But for no reason I decided to try hrblock this year and the final return after IRS acceptance came with this watermark which I did not like.

How is your cholesterol count, by the way?

babubangla
February 3, 2006, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Rubu
Do you see a secure sign (a lock) at the status bar of the document? If yes, you can't do anything unless you unlock it. To unlock you'd need a password, or a pdf password cracker software. but the second approach can take hours. but it should not be a problem if the watermark is not restricted by security.

No, it is not locked.

Document security shows the following:
Security Method: None
User Password: No
Master Password: No
Printing: Fully Allowed
Changing the Document: Allowed
Content Copying or Extraction: Allowed
Authoring Comments and Form Fields: Allowed
Form Field Fill-in or Sharing: Allowed
Content Accessibility Enabled: Allowed
Document Assembly: Allowed
Encryption Level: (empty)

Can you tell me what to do now to get rid of those watermarks?

Zunaid
February 3, 2006, 09:34 PM
Convert to postscript. Edit postscript. Reconvert to PDF.

Faceoff
February 4, 2006, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
Originally posted by faceoff
Hmm... Is the document your tax file return from hrblock or turbotax!!
Yes, you got it.
I have been using turbotax for last several years and it was perfectly good. The final return was always free of watermarks.

But for no reason I decided to try hrblock this year and the final return after IRS acceptance came with this watermark which I did not like.

How is your cholesterol count, by the way?


I also use hrblock and don't like the fact that they put the watermark.

As far as the cholesterol count goes, I just finished my first cholesterol free (no gorur mangsho) week after eid. So I guess things are getting back to normal now :)

Rubu
February 5, 2006, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by babubangla
No, it is not locked.


one easy way I can think of, print another copy from the original. I mean pdf print of course. and i think you'll have the option of including or not including the water marks in the advanced settings of printer. so you ended up with a new copy without watermark.

second way would be to find where to edit the watermark (i'm not sure how). or 3rd as Z said, back and forth from pdf to ps.

babubangla
February 7, 2006, 01:46 PM
Thanks for all your feedbacks.

Faceoff
February 7, 2006, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
Thanks for all your feedbacks.

were u able to remove the watermark?

babubangla
February 7, 2006, 04:48 PM
No..:)

I tried to convert PDF to PS, as Dr. Zunaid Suggested, using GhostScript.
But for a novice like me, it would take a long time to figure out a way in GhostScript. Again, I did not find anything on the advance feature on the acrobat distiller.

So I decided to live happy with the watermarks. That’s the easiest solution I found. :lol:

Edited on, February 7, 2006, 9:48 PM GMT, by babubangla.

Faceoff
February 7, 2006, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by babubangla

So I decided to live happy with the watermarks. That’s the easiest solution I found. :lol:


I also followed that solution :)