how do i remove redaction from pdf
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Hey let's Brooks here from document snap comm and today we're going to be talking about how to redact or remove text from a PDF using an a Mac application called PDF pen now sometimes when you have a document there may be some text in it that's sensitive maybe you have your PDF but you don't you want to remove your account number maybe there's a name you want to remove or some sort of confidential information a lot of applications like the built-in preview on the Mac will let you you know draw a square overtop of the text that you want to remove the problem with that is you're basically just covering up the text the text is still there and if someone gets a hold of it that knows how to do it you can go in and grab that text that you think you're erasing so what you want to do is use an application that lets you redact the text or actually take it out of the document I'm going to be using a map application called PDF pen if you use Windows something like Acrobat I think can do this as well so what I'm going to do is I'm going to take this PDF here and I'm going to open it with PDF pen alright so I'm just going to use this schedule as an example it's an NHL hockey schedule and as a Vancouver Canucks fan the memories of the Stanley Cup playoffs last year are so painful I just want to pretend that the Boston Bruins just do not exist the team is wiped from from my consciousness so we can do this with PDF pen so what I'm going to do is I'm going to take this text tool and I'm gonna highlight we've got a little carried away there I'm going to highlight the word Boston Bruins there and I'm gonna go up to format and I have two choices redact text block which will put a black square over top right or redact text erase if I choose a race you can well I didn't highlight enough but you get the idea you can see here that the word Boston Bruins has gone away so that's really great but it doesn't really help when you have a bunch of text that you want to completely wipe out of a document which is what we want to do here for example we've got Boston Bruins here we've got Boston Bruins here we've got Boston Bruins here and we want to take those out in one fell swoop and and we can do that so what we want to do is we want to go up here to view and you can see down here we've got search - redact so we're going to click there I've typed in Boston Bruins here we want to make sure we have redact selected and you can see here we have
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