How To Make Your PDF's Text Uncopyable!

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I have seen a few ebooks in PDF format where you can't copy and paste the text from that ebook. It suppose this would be really useful if you don't want people to copy parts of your ebook.

Anyone know how to do this? I would like to protect the information in my new ebook a bit better.

I know this is possible, but I don't have a clue on how to do this.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    You need to encrypt the file.
    Please check the "Encrypt"
    or "Secure" feature in your
    PDF maker.
  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    I use Openoffice to create my PDF's. Anyone know if it is possible with this program?
    • Profile picture of the author Nigel Greaves
      Originally Posted by bertuseng View Post

      I use Openoffice to create my PDF's. Anyone know if it is possible with this program?
      In Open Office select File; "Export as PDF"; then "security" and choose your options from there.

      Nigel
  • Profile picture of the author bretski
    PrimoPDF works too and is also free
  • Profile picture of the author ForumJoiner
    "Uncopyable" is a strong word. There are a lot of programs that can convert a pdf in pngs, in seconds. A good OCR program, like Abbyy, will need another seconds to change the pngs in txt. Sometimes, OCR programs take their work seriously and even preserve the fonts, size and colors.
    • Profile picture of the author Bane
      Originally Posted by Sergiu FUNIERU View Post

      "Uncopyable" is a strong word. There are a lot of programs that can convert a pdf in pngs, in seconds. A good OCR program, like Abbyy, will need another seconds to change the pngs in txt. Sometimes, OCR programs take their work seriously and even preserve the fonts, size and colors.
      Very true.

      I don't think I have ever seen a way to make your text truly uncopyable That's because it's text. Worse case scenario I could always shoot an outsource worker an email asking for him to copy it into a word document or somesuch.
  • Profile picture of the author NicheExposed
    no matter what you do your book will never be uncopyable. The simple fact is if someone really wants your ebook they can just sit there and retype it in a word processor, make a few changes and then republish it as their own and sue you for copywrite infringement on your own work. Unfortunatelly no piece of work is ever safe from being copied and remastered into something else. Look even microsoft windows is crackable as well as some government web sites. My advice is to put a decent password protection on it and move on. Making yourself crazy with protecting it will be a waste of time.

    good luck.
  • Profile picture of the author iw433
    I have software that will do what you want. Fix your pdf files so that you can not copy and paste. PM me and I can get it to you.
  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    Thanks for all the advice, appreciate that.
  • Profile picture of the author ankitnagpal
    There are 2 ways to protect your pdf files. You can use both or either of them. Both are breakable, but for maximum protection I suggest you to use both.

    1. PDF encryption settings: Disable Copy and Print feature and set a master password on the pdf. In this way pdf file can be opened but no one will not be able to copy or print pages from it.

    2. Convert all pages of pdf from text to images using "Copy Protection" feature.

    Both settings are available in this file conversion software.

    1. First open the pdf/doc file you want to protect in pdf format and then select "Universal Converter" from the list of printers and then select pdf format as output format. And the select "Options" button and set master/owner password with copy and print disabled.

    2. and for "Copy Protection" select "copy protection" checkbox below the output formats list for the conversion of text to image format. And now select the "Save" button to start conversion.

    Hope it helped. But still the pdf can be copied by an expert in file formats but it will be harder to copy now.

    if you need more information on pdf file protection, PM me.

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    Thanks,
    Ankit

    you can thank me if you liked this information.

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