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Can a .pdf file be "copy" protected?

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Hello,

Suppose you have a .pdf with simple text (i.e. no diagrams or photos, etc.).  Is there any way to format it so that portions of its content cannot be copied and pasted to another application such as MS Word or Excel?

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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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Hello Steve,

Yes, this can be achieved, but only with special tools. Saving a file to PDF with the MS Office tools or using most PDF printers won't achieve this. You will need Adobe Acrobat to set security levels.

cheers, teylyn
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Thanks teylyn.
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