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This is stacy a goal from integrity first technology solutions and in this video we will be reviewing how to redact information from a document if you're starting with a document in Microsoft Word the first thing that you need to do is convert it to a PDF to do so go to file save as select a save location and change the save as type to PDF and select save you can see that I now have my Microsoft Word document as a PDF in Adobe now if you start with a document in Adobe or you've converted your Microsoft Word document into an Adobe PDF you now have to make that document searchable or run what's known as OCR or optical character recognition click on enhance scans and click on recognize text in this file make sure that pages are set to all pages and then click on recognize text this will loop through all the pages in your document and convert the scanned page to searchable images and text all right now that our document is searchable we need to do the actual redaction so to pull up the redact tool go to tools go to the protect and standardize section and click on redact as you can see we now have the redact tool bar pulled up in this example we have a sample contract and we want to redact test Company A or the name of the client from the contract to do so we will click on mark for redaction and say text and images you should get this pop-up that says redaction allows you to permanently black out and remove sensitive content simply click OK and we're now ready to redact to redact the text simply highlight it with the mouse and you can see it is now marked with a red box when I highlight over it it looks like what it will look like whenever it's permanently redacted so you can see it's a red box when the mouse isn't over it to tell you that in fact that text is marked for redaction or when I highlight it it then changes to what it will look like when it's redacted since we have the information marked for redaction we now want to apply that so go to the redact tool bar and click on apply Adobe will tell me that we're about to permanently remove all content that's been marked for redaction once the document is saved this operation cannot be undone are you sure you want to continue select okay and you can see that redactions have been successfully applied it also will ask if you'd like to find and remove hidden information from your document normally I would select yes but in this video we will select no now your final step to apply this redaction is to save the document so go to save select a location and notice that Adobe has done you a favor

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FAQ

How can I redact a document/PDF for free?
You can try free trial of pdffiller service. They have very good and flexible editor and make refund quite fast if you will not like it.
How do I blur some sentences in PDF file?
Do you mean that you do not want others to view the sentences, right? If so, you can use the PDF redaction function.get the PDF tool with redaction function.import PDF file.select the sentences you do not want to show.confirm the PDF redaction.You can see the full guide on how to redact PDF texts: How to Redact Text in PDF Easily and Safely
How do I automate redaction in PDF?
To perform redaction in PDF, you can try PDFelement. This tool lets you redact text, images and other elements in PDF with ease. You simply need to draw a redaction area and apply the redaction. You can also search certain text and apply redaction to all the same words at a time. PDFelement also lets you add custom text or redaction codes onto redaction box.This article will be helpful: How to Redact Text in PDF Files
How do I black out text in Adobe Reader?
Open the PDF file in any pdf reader to redact in Preview. Black out text using any method you want (e.g. use the rectangle annotation tool with black as the color and choose the thickest border. Then draw the shape as many times as needed until your document is blacked out.) File Save As, and choose an image format such as PNG or GIF.Free PDF ReaderFoxit Reader
Can we read PDF file that is scanned actually and converted to PDF format (Image) ? I need to black out some specific region of text in that file. Don't know how to locate the specific region and black out that. Any help
As I have been asked…There are two possibiliies. If the area is known, the redaction tools of Acrobat XI (or for serious redaction, Redax) allows to set areas on the document which will be properly redacted.If the place to redact is not known, the scanned document must first be treated with OCR (which is also available in Acrobat XI). After OCR, use the Redaction tools to find the according text. For complex searches using Regular Expressions, you may seriously consider Redax by Appligent (the industry standard tool for Redaction).Hope this can help.
How do you highlight text in a PDF?
You can use Wondershare PDFelement which can help you highlight text or an area in a PDF with custom color.Open your PDF in the application and go to the “Comment” tab. If you want to highlight specific text, you can click the “T” icon, If you want to highlight a large area, you can click the “Area Highlight” button.2. To change highlight color, you can right click on the text and select “Properties”. Then the options for highlight appearance will be expanded on the right side. You can then change the color.This tutorial will be helpful: How to Change Highlight Color in PDF
Which PDF editor is the best?
It’s really important to differentiate what type of PDF editing we’re talking about here. Most commonly people refer to the following:I can annotate, comment, add text to PDFI can change the text inside the PDF, insert images or redact textMy colleague Pavel actually covered the difference between the two in details here. Having that said, let me share my personal opinion with you.Honestly, for a very long time I used and loved STDU viewer. It’s feature-rich, fast, free and most importantly supports a lot of different formats in addition to PDF .However, when I switched to Mac OS, I was disappointed to find out that STDU isn’t available there. Luckily for me, I started to work Readdle at that time and started to use PDF Expert. Instead of writing well polished marketing copy that you can find on the web-site, here is a list of features that define my PDF experience right now:Simple UI that allows me to focus on the document contentRich annotation features that are easy to useMultiple view modes for the same and different filesAND MOST IMPORTANTLY, actual PDF Editing tools which include:text removal/addition/changeimage insertionredact (very important if you work with some sensitive info)liking for pages and URLsimage to get your attention, but it actually shows how you can edit text in PDFE :)I can’t imagine my daily PDF experience without those tools anymore, and that’s why I recommend you try it as well. And we’re working on the major update for PDF Expert that is going to make the whole experience even better - we’ll keep you updated ,)
What is the easiest way to edit a PDF?
In my understanding, you want to change original text in PDF, am I right?If your PDF is native file which is searchable and selectable, you can open it with PDFelement on your PC or Mac, and directly edit it under “Edit” mode. (see image below) Edited text would automatically match original font and size.If your PDF is scanned or images, you need to OCR(Optical Character Recognition) first to convert it into searchable and editable file. PDFelement 6 Pro can complete the OCR.Original file:After OCR:After OCR, then you can edit the PDF file directly under “Edit” mode.If you want to edit PDF on you iPhone, you can have PDFelement for iOS. As I know, it is the only free App offering PDF text editing and converting feature in Apple Store. (Please note, iOS version does not include OCR, therefore, you can only edit native PDF file. For scanned PDF, you can only annotate with drawing tool)
How can I blackout a section in a PDF file?
I assume what you really want to do is redaction - permanent removal of content. In that case, many professional products such as Adobe Acrobat Pro offer that feature.