10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2014 2:59 PM by Joel Cherney

    Protect a portion of the text in a PDF from scrapers

    Newbielookingforhelp

      Hi ,

       

      I'm  hoping someone can help me. I have access to Adobe CC - I  have been learning InDesign and Acrobat and Photoshop.

       

      Does anyone know if there is a way to protect only a portion of a PDF - just a selection of text - from scrapers? I want to post a PDF I created online, but I don't want the phone number and email address in it to be scraped by telemarketers etc...

       

      In other words, do you know if there's a way to either:

      1) In a PDF, turn text into an image so it can't be copied like text - i.e. so if I post it online the phone number and email address can't be indexed by google or scraped by a telemarketer? or

       

      2) In a PDF, put some kind of copy protection on just the phone number and email address, so just that portion of the PDF can't be indexed or scraped?

       

      Thanks