Restrict PDF Export

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Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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Hello,

 

Does anyone know how to restrict my PDF document so that it cannot be exported to Word or any other format? I do still want to enable commenting and screen reader access. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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Go to File - Properties - Security and select Password Security. Then tick the second check-box and select to allow all, except for the copying of text, images, etc. Something like this:

 

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Then enter a password and save the file.

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Hello,

 

I have already done this and can still export the file to word or any other format without entering a password. 

 

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The fact the menu item is visible doesn't mean you can actually do it... Try going through with it.

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PS. After saving the file you also need to close and then re-open it for the security policy to take effect.

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