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Steve
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Is it possible to protect these from being opened and saved to disk?

I just want people to be able to read them, not save the pdf to there hard drive
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It's already going to be on thier hard drive if they have opened it off of a website.
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You need to use Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 or similar.

Open the pdf you've made, go to file document properties. Then Security tab.

You can then set it to have a password to open etc, so people could save it to desk top but when they try to open it they will need the password.
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do pdf's go into temp internet files? i didnt think they did as when you open it again it always re downloads it
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quote:
Originally posted by AdZ9
You need to use Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 or similar.

Open the pdf you've made, go to file document properties. Then Security tab.

You can then set it to have a password to open etc, so people could save it to desk top but when they try to open it they will need the password.


yeah iv read about the password thng, i dont really want that as it defeats the object i want them free to view for all members but not be abe to save it.

with a password i wouldve have to give it to the members which would mean they would be able to save it anyway
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I think you can set open and save passwords seperately so people could easily open it but not save after that.

Whats the info? Is it that sensitive as people could always just screenshot if they really wanted it.
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You'd have to turn off the print function too, as if you stopped people from being able to save it, all they'd need to do is re-print as a PDF. I do it frequently at work because people have set silly permissions on PDFs.
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quote:
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I think you can set open and save passwords seperately so people could easily open it but not save after that.

Whats the info? Is it that sensitive as people could always just screenshot if they really wanted it.


car brochures, that iv bought off ebay and taken ages to scan in, there some polish dude lurking around the site who owns a polish vag site, i dont want him nicking stuff.

i wouldnt care if it was stuff that id previously nicked but not stuff iv spent ages sorting out for the site
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Is an IP ban on him not going to work?

Gotta be easier than fucking about with permissions and stuff. Or insert your own copyright images/hidden text and when it pops up elsewhere show him up for it....
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dont wnat to ban him, im not even sure hes going to nick anything i just wanted to make sure
whats the easiest way of adding a copyright image onto a pdf without adobe writer?

[Edited on 15-10-2007 by Steve]
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Got photoshop? I'd use that.

Or put some white text into a header/footer somewhere which won't appear on the PDF but will if you copy/paste to word and make it all black.

'Vagweb.co.uk - Copyright Steve whateveryourlastnameis' would do TBH.
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Cant you apply a watermark in Adobe Acrobat 8?
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http://www.coolpdf.com/pdfwatermark.html

hmmz
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Yeah you can, just looked in acrobat 8 pro you can add a watermark.
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is that reader?
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no its part of the CS3 Creative suite
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Yeh you need acrobat pro to do watermark etc not just reader!
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that freeware app worked ok

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thing is if thats downloadable, i could download that and in like 2/3 clicks remove that watermark from every page like it was never there :/
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like add a square box over it or something?
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Nope, just use the crop tool in Acrobat pro, and apply it to all pages, and voila its gone
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You need to add the watermark and disable printing and editing. Then you should be ok.
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quote:
Originally posted by AdZ9
Nope, just use the crop tool in Acrobat pro, and apply it to all pages, and voila its gone


good point, im d/l another watermark tool if it does transparency il make a feint one go diag across the whole page

 
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