PDF viewers

Björn Lindberg d95-bli at nada.kth.se
Thu Jul 3 03:13:37 PDT 2003


Csaba Henk <tphhec01 at degas.ceu.hu> writes:

> > Ah hah!  That's what I was looking for.  I had found xpdf/gpdf on
> > freshmeat.  I guess I should have dug deeper.  Printable, huh?  Thank
> > you.
> 
> You still have to dug deeper... You won't print encrypted pdf's with xpdf as
> such. The pdf specification (you can download it from Adobe's site) also
> defines pdf encryption and that how pdf viewers should react to certain
> permissions of an encrypted doc. So xpdf wouldn't be a proper pdf viewer if
> it didn't respect permissions of an encrypted pdf... As the xpdf developers
> react to this situation:
> 
> http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/cracking.html

I found this page, which has some information regarding xpdf and
encryption. Specifically, it links to patches for it.

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Adobe/Gallery/


Björn
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