Scenario: The goal is to send encrypted PDFs via email
1) I print a PDF using PDFCreator to encrypt it with a password
2) I send this encrypted PDF to our client
3) They print the PDF to their printer
Works great, But if they want to keep the PDF without the password, how do they decrypt it? The client is likewise sending us encrypted PDFs (made using PDFCreator), but we don't want to store them in our document management software with the password on it.
Solution I thought should work, but didn't: Print the encrypted PDF to PDFCreator. Since I can print to a printer, I assumed I could to PDFCreator. However, I get a blank document with the below error on page 2:
OFFENDING COMMAND: eexec
Our current workaround is to print the encrypted PDF to paper, then scan it back in as an unecrypted PDF. Needless to say, this is a horrible long term solution, especially since we deal wtih hundreds of PDFs back and forth to our client each month.