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How can I Restrict my pdfs to be screenshoted?

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Jun 12, 2020

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I have started using Adobe Acrbat DC, I was looking for ways to restrict my PDFs to be screenshoted as well as I want them only to be seen. Because when I share my files to my Comapny's group people use to screenshot them and save them for future use.

Is there a way to do so ?
I however secure them with permission passwords by following the steps provided in this guide about how to password protect a pdf, but it doesn't show any details about my query.

If is there a way so please guide me how I can secure my files with that option too, I am sure that there will definitely be a option.

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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional

There is no such option in PDF files.

It is only possible when you modify the operating system. But everyone can use a smartphone.

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How can I Restrict my pdfs to be screenshoted?

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Hey!

I have started using Adobe Acrbat DC, I was looking for ways to restrict my PDFs to be screenshoted as well as I want them only to be seen. Because when I share my files to my Comapny's group people use to screenshot them and save them for future use.

Is there a way to do so ?
I however secure them with permission passwords by following the steps provided in this guide about how to password protect a pdf, but it doesn't show any details about my query.

If is there a way so please guide me how I can secure my files with that option too, I am sure that there will definitely be a option.

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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional

There is no such option in PDF files.

It is only possible when you modify the operating system. But everyone can use a smartphone.

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There is no such option in PDF files.

It is only possible when you modify the operating system. But everyone can use a smartphone.

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The problem is not solvable. Even if Acrobat had such functionality, it would need to be the active window for it to work and as you are aware, you can see open applications even when they are not active. Additionally, as @Bernd_Alheit pointed out, you can still pull out a phone and snap an image of the screen.

What I generally advise in these situations is to use DRM or even just a bit of JavaScript to watermark the file with the user name so that when the images do show up somewhere where they are not supposed to be, you know where they came from. 

 

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