What's going on with PDF files?
Running Win 7 Pro, 64bit & Adobe Reader X, Version 10.1.1. What is happening with the pdf scene? I have always been able to do a "save as" and download these email attachments as a pdf file to my HD. Then, at some point, images (I guess) started appearing that will not allow sections of a document to be selected, copied, and pasted to, for example, Word Pad. This is a pain that I try to endure as long as I can do a "save as." However, now I'm more frequently encountering pdf documents that are securely "protected" -- simple "vanilla" documents that do not ask for fill in the blanks and documents that are not confidential. The properties on these files contain statements such as "Printing: Not Allowed, Content Copying: Not Allowed, Saving Files: Not Allowed, etc." "Submit for conversion to Adobe CreatePDF -- Convert files to PDF and easily combine them with other file types online." Then, Adobe will convert them to Word or other formats, return them, and keep copies in their files. AND, of course, they want a subscription fee paid to them to do this "courtesy" for you. I can get my pdf documents that are protected without favoring Adobe with another money grubbing scheme; however, it's a lot of extra work. I'm mostly just grumbling; however, I'm interested in the experiences of others with these developments. Has anyone found an easy way to do a "save as" on these protected documents and why do companies & promotional sales establishments even send these insignificant (no information) type forms that they expect me to read, respond to, or file? Any wisdom or thoughts?