Unlocking the Secure PDF Files Created by SCIEX OS Software

日付: 10/04/2019
カテゴリー: SCIEX OS

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For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Issue Description

At times, it's desired to incorporate the content of PDF reports created by SCIEX OS software into larger PDF reports that contain other study data. However, the default PDF generator program in SCIEX OS, pdfFactory, creates secured pdf files. Presented here is one way to unlock the PDF report created by SCIEX OS software. 


1) Create a PDF report using SCIEX OS software. In Analytics mode, select Reporting tab and select Create Report and Save Results Table. Select PDF as the report format.
Create a report

2) Open the PDF report once created. Look for the report name to include the word (SECURED) in the upper left-hand corner of the document.   
3) Unlock the report by opening up a new tab in Google Chrome (version 76.0.3809.100, official build, 64-bit), Internet Explorer (version 11.885.17134.0), or Firefox (version 68.0.1, 64-bit) and drag the secured pdf to the newly opened tab. The screen shot below is from Google Chrome. Microsoft Edge cannot be used.
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4) Print the newly opened document using either Microsoft Print to PDF or Save As PDF (In Google Chrome) or Microsoft Print to PDF (in Internet Explorer). Name the file with a new name. When the file is opened again, it will be unsecured.