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How to Copy an Ebook Text that is Write Protected

Many times when we are reading an ebook, we come across a passage that we think is so good that we would like to save it for later. Unfortunately, many ebooks are written in a way that makes them unreadable when copied. These texts are known as “copy protected” and stopping yourself from copying them is the best way to benefit from their content without risking missing out on anything. Here are some of the techniques that are used to copy copy protected texts:

Use a Different Ebook Reader

Ebook readers are a wonderful thing, but they do have their quirks. One of them is that they are not able to read copy-protected texts. To get around this, you can switch to a different reader. There are a few options out there like the Kindle app for Windows Phone or the Nook app for iOS. These apps allow you to read and download ebooks without worrying about the protection.

Use Online Tools

There are a few services available online that can help you copy any text that you want with minimal effort. For example, Boomerang is a free online tool that you can use to take a snapshot of any text that you want, even if it is copy-protected. This is a great workaround if you do not have access to a different ebook reader or if the one you have is lacking the necessary functions to handle copy-protected texts.

Backup Your Ebook

It is important to back up your ebook in case something happens to it. You can use the built-in cloud backup functionality present in most ereaders to do this. When you have backed up your ebook, you can restore it to any device and read it in its entirety. This is also one of the best ways to make sure that you do not lose any content in case your device is damaged or broken. Your cloud backup will allow you to access your ebooks from any device. This reduces the chances of losing content due to accidental deletions or overwriting.

Use Trial & Error

The trial and error method is one of the best techniques when it comes to copying text that is copy-protected. You can start by trying to open the ebook and see if it works. If it doesn’t, then you know that something is wrong and you can try a different approach. Sometimes, the issue is with the device, and other times it is a permissions issue. There is no shortcut to figuring out what is causing the issue. However, once you do figure it out, you will be able to copy the text as usual.

Use A Different Computer

If you are using a computer to read your ebooks, then you are already falling into a trap. Computers are not designed to read copy-protected ebooks. Even if you have a decent computer, it will not have the horsepower to handle something like that. To get around this, you can use a different computer or, if you have one sitting around, you can upgrade its hardware to handle large files. If you want to keep your current computer though, then you will need to find a way to make it compatible with copy-protected ebooks. This is usually done with an upgrade that fits within your budget.

Disable The Copy Protection On The Kindle App

If you have a Kindle app on your phone, then you can do a couple of things to make it work with copy-protected ebooks. First, you can download and install the Kindle App on your computer. This will let you read and purchase Kindle books without any worries. In addition, you can go into the Kindle app on your phone and disable the copy protection. This will allow you to read any Kindle book without risking having the text disappear after you make a copy. If you do not have a Kindle app or do not want to install one on your computer, then you can use a different ereading app to read copy-protected texts. Some of these apps will even allow you to read the books directly on your phone. In this case, you do not need to have the Kindle App installed either.

Use An Eraser On Paper

To copy something is to mark it as such. If you want to keep things as detailed as possible, then you can use an eraser to remove the original text before you copy it. This does not affect the content that you are copying, only the way it is appearing on the page. You can use different colored inks to help you identify which parts are supposed to be erased before you copy and which parts are supposed to be left alone. You should practice on a piece of paper first to get the hang of it. Doing this on a hard surface will make removing the text entirely too easy. Once you are confident that you can erase text without messing up the content, then you can go ahead and use this technique in your books.

Use Different Characteristics

When you copy text from one file or ebook to another, the way that you do this will affect how the text is displayed. There are five characteristics that you can use to change the way text is displayed when copied:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Smiley Faces
  • Frownies

To get the full effect of these changes, you will need to switch to a different program and bring up the font settings. You can also use these settings to make the text larger or smaller. Experiment with each of these settings to see which one produces the best results for you.

Use A Different Color

Each font, size, and color combination can affect how text is displayed when copied. If you want to keep everything uniform, you can use a different font, size, and color to represent the original. To change the color, you will need to go into the settings of the program that you are using and change the color for the text. You can use a different color for emphasis or change the background color to make it more noticeable when copied.

As you practice using these techniques, you will learn which ones work best for you and your books. Once you have mastered this art form, you will no longer have to worry about whether or not your books are copy-protected as you can simply copy and paste what you want without having to worry about whether or not it will ruin the content. If you want to keep your original text though, then you have two options: buy the newer version that supports copy protection or find a way to make your current version support it. The first option is generally less expensive than the latter, but sometimes it is not a viable solution.