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  1. #1
    Naidu YPVS Guest

    I need to Prevent others from copying text from my site. ANY IDEAS ??

    I know this is highly impossible BUT How do I prevent hours of self-typed
    information from being copied ?

    Any ideas?? I need to give access to download some content to registered
    members of my site. But then, once they download, what if they put that
    content on their sites? Iam evaluating the option of giving PDFs for them.

    Is there a way to embed a watermark-kind-of-thing in my PDF Document so that
    if they print it a faint logo of my company appears. But then you can
    select text from Acrobat Reader, copy and paste them elsewhere. So is this
    going to help me?

    HELP! I appreciate any good ideas on this.



  2. #2
    Marc D'Aoust Guest

    Re: I need to Prevent others from copying text from my site. ANY IDEAS ??

    As far as I know you can't do that with pdf's. You might try putting the
    text on images (jpg's or something) with your logo in the background. Might
    be kind of heavy to download though)

    If you find a way to do this keep me posted

    --
    Marc D'Aoust
    Director of Research and Development
    OSTNet OpenSource Technologies Inc


    "Naidu YPVS" <ypvsnaidu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:394e128c@news.devx.com...
    > I know this is highly impossible BUT How do I prevent hours of self-typed
    > information from being copied ?
    >
    > Any ideas?? I need to give access to download some content to registered
    > members of my site. But then, once they download, what if they put that
    > content on their sites? Iam evaluating the option of giving PDFs for them.
    >
    > Is there a way to embed a watermark-kind-of-thing in my PDF Document so

    that
    > if they print it a faint logo of my company appears. But then you can
    > select text from Acrobat Reader, copy and paste them elsewhere. So is this
    > going to help me?
    >
    > HELP! I appreciate any good ideas on this.
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Andrew King Guest

    Re: I need to Prevent others from copying text from my site. ANY IDEAS ??

    >>Is there a way to embed a watermark-kind-of-thing in my PDF Document so
    that
    if they print it a faint logo of my company appears. <<

    Yes, at least in Acrobat 4.0. From the documentation:
    *****
    Form Field Is specifies whether the field is visible, hidden, visible but
    doesn't
    print, or hidden but printable. The hidden but printable option can be used
    to
    create a watermark on a document that prints (when the document is printed),
    but otherwise is not visible.
    ****
    >>But then you can select text from Acrobat Reader, copy and paste them

    elsewhere<<

    In the Security setting for the document you can set it so the users/readers
    can not select and/or copy text or graphics.

    Andrew



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