Add read only pdf document to wp (6 posts)

  1. noig
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi All
    I would like to add a pdf to my website.
    Would like to restrict the viewers, which I can do with "page restrict".
    Though I would like to have it in a way that people cannot download nor print it. Is that possible?
    Similar to some google book documents I have senn??


  2. Sonyara
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's been a while since you posted this, but I am looking for the exact same thing. I want only certain people to be able read it, but no one to print or save a copy. The google docs embed plugin appears to allow both printing and saving. Plus you can't type in a page number to jump to it, which would be nice for my purpose.

    noig, have you found a solution in the time since you posted this? Or does anyone else have an answer?

    Thank you!

  3. govpatel
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think you will have make that choice when you create a pdf file as there is no way wordpress can restrict as the file is created by pdf program.

  4. Sonyara
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hm, I didn't think of that, nor do I immediately know how to to do that on the pdf-creating side. Something to look into. I certainly have done a lot of searching and found no answer for a wordpress plugin.

    Thanks again for your help, govpatel! You helped me before with another issue, if you recall :)

  5. Sonyara
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ha, it's only been 10 minutes and I found some options in InDesign for Security, including a password for access and printing. I can even disallow printing altogether. Never even looked there before! Didn't know I could do that!

    I will have to apply these changes, then upload the file and see if it works. This way, I'm thinking it's possible to simply provide a link to the pdf file, which will open Adobe reader, but with these protections. Much simpler. Hoping it's that easy...will update.

  6. Sonyara
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It IS that easy! What a relief! You've been such a help, thank you a million!! That angle just never occurred to me before.

    noig, if you're still looking for a solution, but aren't creating the pdf, I do have a possible solution for you. On another website, I've used the Blog Protector plugin by PcDrome. It requires a login and password on pages that you specify. Has worked well so far. It won't stop printing or downloading, but will at least give you some restriction to viewing.

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