protecting a scanned signature

  fazer 18:57 13 Nov 2003

I have scanned my signature with the aim of inserting it onto (Word) documents to be e-mailed out to various people.

To protect un-authorised copies being made of the signature I thought you just right clicked - format - lock anchor. This does'nt work though.

So could someone please advise me how to protect my signature.


  Sir Radfordin 19:11 13 Nov 2003

Don't think there will be anything you can do to protect it - print screen will always allow someone to make a copy.

May be worth making a 'letter' signature to use in such instances so your genuine signature is protected.

  Alan2 20:56 13 Nov 2003

You could consider sending such documents as *.pdf from which graphics cannot be dissected. I believe.

  fazer 22:08 13 Nov 2003

Thank you both.

Alan2 - I'll try this method. Thank you.

  VoG II 22:10 13 Nov 2003

It will have to be a protected .pdf otherwise it can be extracted using Adobe Reader's select graphics tool.

  Sir Radfordin 22:40 13 Nov 2003

Sorry to disapoint but even in a protected pdf it won't stop "print screen" from working :(

  Jester2K II 07:14 14 Nov 2003

Also there are plently of free programs to extract graphics from pdf files..

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