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To prevent PDF from copying with PDFelement, click Protect > Set Password. Set a password under Permission password and make sure "Enable copying of text, images and other content" is unchecked. Here is a complete guide to protect PDF from copying.
If the password is added by PDFelement, you can open the file with the program and go to Protect > Set Password. Then you can uncheck the password to remove it. Read how to take password off PDF.
Both Windows and Mac allows you to make a PDF read-only. On Windows device, right-click a PDF and click Properties > Read-only > OK. Then the PDF file will become read-only. On a Mac computer, you can do that by selecting the PDF, clicking File > Get Info and making permissions change under the Sharing & Permissions tab. Also, you use a PDF editor like PDFelement, which not only can set a PDF to read-only mode, but also can protect a PDF with access and print restrictions. With PDFelement, you can just go to Protect > Set Password and select Permission Password. Choose the option "No change allowed on this file".
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