Due to copyright usage of a series of PDFs, I have to ensure that the cover page (copyright info) will always print, even if the user prints part of the document.
Does anybody know how I can accomlpish this?
The problem with putting it at the footer of each page is that it would either cover content or, if placed after expanding page size, would be cropped out if the user does not shrink to fit. Having a floating comment bubble on every page would also cover content or could be printed without comments & markups.
The issue is this:
"...User must also ensure that such cover page or other means will print out in the event that the person accessing the material chooses to pring out the material or any part thereof;"
Its frustrating to see that for paid rights to use their copyrighted material, that they would demand something that is impossible to uphold. The other issue is that the content on the cover page is enough that it needs a whole page.
Thanks for your advice, but I need to make the impossible happen. After all, if you put a young person in front of the magic box, magic will happen... :-\
I guess I am not quite sure why you need the copyright info to always print. If they have a copyrighted work and print it the copyright is still in force as far as I know. It becomes the responsibility of the individual using the file to abide by the copyright. If you required the title page to print, it is still trivial to trash it. So what is the point? You may be fighting to do something that is really not necessary in a legal sense (at least in my non-legal viewpoint).
They say "...or other means..." which would allow you to use watermarks or footers on the page, and that is technically simple. Surely there must be some area of the page which isn't covered in ink - the rights message only has to be a few mm high.