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Using the Decrypt document action

  • Updated: 2020/11/17
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Using the Decrypt document action

Use the Decrypt document action to decrypt a PDF file that is encrypted using the Encrypt document action.


To decrypt an encrypted PDF file, follow these steps:

  1. In the Actions palette, double-click or drag the Decrypt document action from the PDF package.
  2. In the PDF path, select one of the following options to specify the location of the PDF:
    • Control Room file: Enables you to select a PDF file that is available in a folder in the Control Room.
    • Desktop profile: Enables you to select a PDF file that is available on your device.
    • Variable: Enables you to specify the file variable that contains the location of the PDF file.
  3. Optional: In the User/Owner password field, enter a password to restrict access to the decrypted PDF file.
  4. In the Save the decrypted PDF file as field, specify a name and location for the decrypted file.
    You must include the .pdf extension in the name of the decrypted file. For example, if the file name is June_Quarter_report, the .pdf extension is June_Quarter_report.pdf.
  5. Select the Overwrite files with the same name check box to overwrite existing files with the same name.
    Note: If this option is not selected and the bot encounters a file with the same name at the specified location, the bot will fail.
  6. Optional: From the Assign PDF properties to a dictionary variable list, select a dictionary variable to hold the file properties.
  7. Click Save.
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