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Is there an application to make something viewable a la google book previews (no copy/paste, no saving web page as PDF, no printing from browser)? I'd like to make a document viewable to others, but would like to deter any replication/distribution.

I realize that someone could take a screenshot, but would still like most "obvious" methods of replication prevented. Google books is a great example as it's readable, but most other activities are prevented.

Is there any way of sharing something like this?

This is for a work application... so I'm not sure if that limits things further, as I wouldn't upload it to an external service. I have MS Sharepoint available.

I have considered working with a PDF. I supposed with Acrobat Pro it could be non-printable and password protected, which would kind of work, bu then I'd need to control password knowledge.

Any suggestions?

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This belongs on Webapps. – digitxp Aug 26 '11 at 20:37
    
@digitxp: works for me if mods can move. I wasn't even aware of that one and it seems I can't keep up with all the SE variants anymore. – Hendy Aug 26 '11 at 21:24
    
If you want to remove the copy/paste option, save the document as image (jpeg) and the make a pdf out of that. Then, again, it can be reversed via OCR, but it's a bit more tedious. – Alex Aug 27 '11 at 18:11