I have created a PDF document and would like to prevent it from being converted to Word to ensure that my document cannot be copied.
How can I do this?
You can set Password on your document to restrict editing and copying of the document, and unless the other users don't know the password, they won't be able to copy content or convert to word format.
Please refer the following Link for detailed information on how to set passwords on pdf files : Use security permissions to protect PDF files | Adobe Acrobat DC tutorials
How did you create the PDF document? Do you use Adobe Acrobat?
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You can apply password security to restrcit editing on your document. Please follow the steps below:-
1) Open the document in Acrobat.
2) Right click on the document and click on "Document properties".
3) Go to "Security" tab.
4) Select "Password security" from security method.
5) Click on "Change settings".
6) Check the box which says "Restrict editing
7) Un check all the other boxes.
8) Clcik on "OK" and enter the password.
9) Save the document.
Now, this document can not be converted to word.
Hope this helps!
Dear Tanvi and Rahul,
Presumably, this can only be done in Acrobat DC Professional & not DC Reader?
Yes, that's true.
As Acrobat Reader is just used to view PDF, you will not be able to modify the properties of any PDF. We offer Acrobat PRO DC on a free 30 days trial. You can try it and see if you wish to buy it for future use.
Download free trial for Acrobat PRO DC from the link below:-
Hope this helps!
Thank you to All for your assistance.
Please pay close attention to the warning you get about third party products. It is true, and makes your activity almost (not quite) pointless.
I have the same situation. After protect my pdf, but just 1 second later my pdf is being converted.
So there is any other way that I can protect my document and prevent people to convert it?
No. Well, only if you never let them read it.
Do you consider the option of zipping the file and adding password protection? If your intention is to make it viewable to the public without requiring a download, you could explore techniques such as Canvas preview and server-side PDF rendering mechanisms.