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Can a .pdf file be "copy" protected?

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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Steve_Brady
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
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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Steve_BradyAuthor Commented:
Thanks teylyn.
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