Selectable text not preserved when printing with PDF Creator 2.2.1

I receive documents which are secured and cannot be annotated.  I print these, and can annotate them.  However, although the text can be selected and copied from the original secured file, from the copy. it cannot.  Any remedy for this?

PDF Creator 2.2.1 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


this depends on multiple things: Which application are you printing the PDF from?
Usually Ghostscript, which PDFCreator internally uses to convert the postscript files to PDF, doesn’t allow converting a PDF which has any security restrictions to PDF again, as this would be an easy way to remove any restrictions. So I guess it is converted to an image during the printing process, so there is only an image of text instead of actual text in the resulting file.

best regards,