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How do I restrict a user to copy text from Office documents ?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Vikrant, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Vikrant

    Vikrant Flightless Bird

    Can anyone let me know - how do we set the restrictions to prevent any user
    copying any text from the Word or Excel or Powerpoint or PDF ( generated from
    Microsoft Office softwares ) files ? As I would not like the content of my
    documents to be copied and re-used by anyone else. I would only like the
    users to read the contents and not copy-paste it. Can anyone please help me ?
     
  2. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    You can't, really. You can copyright it so it's legally yours.

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    Susan Ramlet
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    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "Vikrant" <Vikrant@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F937BFD2-7531-40C0-B95A-69C48CC702BC@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone let me know - how do we set the restrictions to prevent any
    > user
    > copying any text from the Word or Excel or Powerpoint or PDF ( generated
    > from
    > Microsoft Office softwares ) files ? As I would not like the content of my
    > documents to be copied and re-used by anyone else. I would only like the
    > users to read the contents and not copy-paste it. Can anyone please help
    > me ?
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <F937BFD2-7531-40C0-B95A-69C48CC702BC@microsoft.com>, Vikrant wrote:
    > Can anyone let me know - how do we set the restrictions to prevent any user
    > copying any text from the Word or Excel or Powerpoint or PDF ( generated from
    > Microsoft Office softwares ) files ? As I would not like the content of my
    > documents to be copied and re-used by anyone else. I would only like the
    > users to read the contents and not copy-paste it. Can anyone please help me ?


    If you show me the words, I can re-type them. Preventing copy/paste slows me
    down but doesn't protect you much.
     
  4. Earle Horton

    Earle Horton Flightless Bird

    "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    news:vA.00005781.2450379a@localhost.com...
    > In article <F937BFD2-7531-40C0-B95A-69C48CC702BC@microsoft.com>, Vikrant
    > wrote:
    >> Can anyone let me know - how do we set the restrictions to prevent any
    >> user
    >> copying any text from the Word or Excel or Powerpoint or PDF ( generated
    >> from
    >> Microsoft Office softwares ) files ? As I would not like the content of
    >> my
    >> documents to be copied and re-used by anyone else. I would only like the
    >> users to read the contents and not copy-paste it. Can anyone please help
    >> me ?

    >
    > If you show me the words, I can re-type them. Preventing copy/paste slows
    > me
    > down but doesn't protect you much.
    >
    >

    If you really want to slow someone down print the document and then scan it
    to a bitmap, but as you say if they can read it they can copy it one way or
    another.

    Earle
     
  5. EN59CVH

    EN59CVH Flightless Bird

    Susan Ramlet wrote:
    >
    > You can't, really. You can copyright it so it's legally yours.
    >


    Hey Susie,

    Are you sure that a copyright material cannot be copied? Look here:

    <http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/176223.asp>

    Even Microsoft is copying somebody's work and you are telling us porkies
    now!! Don't tell us Microsoft is a serial pirate so it can do anything
    they want!
     

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