It is difficult to prevent someone from printing the material in your e-book. The problem is if it can be selected on the screen it can also be copied and pasted into a word processor.
There are two alternatives--neither of which I personally like.
First, make the page a GIF file. That way the file is a graphic. Although it does not prevent the user from copying the graphic it does make it more awkward to use.
Second, if you have Acrobat you can create a PDF file that prevents the text from being selected. Of course there are ways around this too. For example, there are programs that will convert any PDF file into a text file. I cannot say for certain that they work with locked PDF files.
Thank you for your reply. I hadn't even thought of the options you gave me. However, they do seem very time comsuming (my Ebook is over 90 pages).
Can't really answer you question with any certainity because I've never used the disable feature. I'd suggest creating a two page ebook and test it out.
An alternative approach would be to turn off selection/printing for the entire book and create supplemental files that the user can download/print from the web site. The advantage to this approach is if you have updates for the printable material it can be done in one location.
If you like the last suggestion, I'd suggest that you consider providing a forum for the users of your ebook where they have the ability to share their experiences with others and for you to provide customer support. Things often look great on paper, but everyone has their own approach to learning and acquiring new material, which means there are always questions to answer.
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