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Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

I hope to find solution
 

Hi,

I am wondering if there is a programme help me to protect my files on word or powerpoint from changing or copying. I want a programme to change them for reading only. Many persons ask me to give them many files I prepared. I want to save them from copying or change.

I hope to find this programme urgently.

 

Best Regards

 

27 Jan 2011      



lizsantiago
Puerto Rico

you can password protect any ms  office document
without any aditional program , in you document menu go to review and then to protect document, i think u have to pay but try that first.  another way is to copy/paste your document in paint so you create a picture of it that canīt be edited.

27 Jan 2011     



zailda
Brazil

First suggestion - change your document into a picture, then paste the picture into another word document. You īll have a non-editable document that people here hate to death, some refrain from downloading and will ask you the changes they want by email. Try any PDF creator software (they īre free) that also changes into JPEG, GIF, etc.
 
Second suggestion - don īt share your documents. When we share we also take the risk of being copied. Of course we īll never accept copies and will combat them to death, but there īll be always a person who īll like it so much that īll upload or publish it somewhere else as his.
 
We will never accept a person claiming another person īs work as his, but the only protection 100% guaranteed is "not sharing".
 
As someone has said, the best contraceptive is orange juice - not before, after or during but INSTEAD OF.
 
If there were a 100% secure way of sharing without being copied I īm sure the site would already adopt it. But - in the same way - if we create a thousand ways of protecting a document, the "nice" people will find a thousand and one ways to copy it.
 
Have a nice day!
 
EDIT: Iīve learned many things here. One of them - creating nice ws to provide English practice. The second - thereīs always a way of copying something; if you havenīt gotten it yet is because you havenīt tried enough or are not using the proper way to.

27 Jan 2011     



lshorton99
China

Hi

While I respect that you don īt want your work copied, I personally never download worksheets or powerpoints that can īt be edited - there are always things I need to change, either because there īs a mistake or because I īm adapting it for my particular classes.

Your name should appear in the properties of anything you create on your computer. If you right click the document file, you can check the properties of your documents before you share them, but even that is no guarantee that you won īt have you work stolen.

Lindsey

27 Jan 2011     



ellakass
Israel

 You will find it in Word and your document will be protected against editing (you will use your password). But not from copying...

27 Jan 2011     



libertybelle
United States

You can also change a doc into a PDF file.
That way it can only be read, but not changed.
There are sites on line that convert from Word to PDF.

Good luck
L

27 Jan 2011     



PhilipR
Thailand

LB is right. Turning your files into PDF-files will ensure that nobody can edit your mistakes.

27 Jan 2011     



zailda
Brazil

@Philip: Clap

27 Jan 2011     



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia



PhilipR
Thailand
 

Which mistake do you mean ???
I didn īt talk about mistakes. I talked about copyright.

27 Jan 2011     



zailda
Brazil

I think he īs talking about those mistakes human (and imperfect) beings usually make and we are to correct before handing the ws to our students.
 
Something we won īt be able to do with non-editable wss.

27 Jan 2011     



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia



zailda
Brazil
 

How can we change documents into pictures??

27 Jan 2011     

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