How Do I Get a .pdf User Manual That Isn't Write Protected

Started Feb 16, 2008 | Discussions thread
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griz87911
griz87911 Regular Member • Posts: 109
How Do I Get a .pdf User Manual That Isn't Write Protected

My wife's G9 arrived today. She is going to want me to help her learn to use it, and the way I am used to working with user manuals is to download .pdfs of them and then annotate them.

So of course the one I downloaded from the Canon site today is write-protected. Apparently this is all the rage because I had the same problem with several Nikon manuals I downloaded recently. It isn't readily apparent how either of these companies would conceivably lose market share by letting people -- including total strangers who don't even own the camera -- download and annotate the pdf user manual, but obviously both companies think this is very, very important.

At any rate, does anyone know if there is a way I can get my hands on a .pdf of the user manual that isn't write-protected? Is there one on one of the CDs in the box? Can I get one from Canon if I supply a serial number?

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