Sunday, June 29, 2014

How to unlock & edit secured PDFs


I know why you are here.., yes you failed many times when you tried to edit the secured PDFs.

No worries, here is the workaround to have the secured PDFs edited.

You can not unlock the file in this method , but you can generate an unlocked equivalent that can be edited and manipulated content.

1. Open the document that you wish to unlock in Adobe Acrobat Reader and click File and then Print. Next, in the printers list, select "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" and then click Print.

2. Open the newly printed XPS file that you have just created and simply repeat the printing process, only this time printing to PDF format.

All done!!!

Go Edit and Enjoy!

Please feel free share your experience if you got into any issues so that I can update my post.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Configure Live writer with 2-Step verification Gmail


Live Writer may require an app password from Google if it doesn't support 2-step verification. To generate one from Google try the following:

1. Go to and click on Security.

2. Under 2-step verification section click on the "Settings" button.

3. Now under the "Application-specific passwords" section select "Manage application -specific passwords" (you might be required to enter your password again for security purposes).

4. Now just enter a descriptive name for the application you want to use the password for (in this case probably something like "Live Writer" and click the "Generate password" button.

5. Copy the newly generated password, then use it as your Google account password on Live Writer instead of your real password.