Protect PDF documents using the free PDF Anti-Copy tool

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

You can now stop users from copying PDF text with the help of the PDF Anti-Copy tool.

ADF Anti-copy tool is available as portable software

Most PDF programs come with their own options for disabling functionalities such as copying or printing, or feature passwords to protect PDF documents and prevent unauthorized access. While PDF cracking tools may disable protection, PDF Anti-Copy assures users that its methods will prevent copying after processing a PDF document.

PDF Anti-Copy features and downsides

The program’s approach is quite unusual as it uses GhostScript and its –dNoOutputFonts switch to replace text with vector graphics. While the page will look the same, you will not be able to select text anymore.

An important downside of the program is how exported documents are not searchable since its text is removed. Another minus is its size at 4,377KB.

On the other hand, the program is easy to use and its interface is quite simple. After clicking the load icon to prepare a PDF, the app will list all the pages of the document in its interface and you can apply copy protection to individual pages or to all of them at once. Click Start Now after selecting the pages and the software will save a copy of the file to your destination folder.

Even if the program is not perfect, it will be useful to prevent users from copying parts of a document or at least make it more difficult for them to do so.

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