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How do I redact parts of a PDF? I tried just putting black or white blocks/squares over the text and exporting, but the text I want to obscure can still be cut and pasted into a Word document to reveal it.

There is an easy way to extract highlighted text from PDF documents by using OCR text recognition, which is Bitwar Text Scanner to copy text from PDF files without using Redact Pdf or PDF Converter. But it is unnecessary to convert the PDF to Word because there are alternative ways to copy text from PDF which are using Redact Pdf Reader DC or OCR text scanner! Method 1. Redact Pdf Reader Dc on Mac/Windows Part 1. Redact Pdf Reader Dc on Mac/Windows Redact Pdf develops the Redact Pdf Reader Dc to provide multiple PDF tools for PDF users to edit PDF files more easily and efficiently. Therefore, users can use the software to extract text from PDF, but the price for the software license is quite high. Step 1. Start the Redact Pdf software and select Select Tool. Step 2. Please Highlight the Text from the PDF that needs to be copied. Step 3. Tap on Edit and choose Copy or press Ctrl + C / (Command + C for Mac users) on the keyboard. Step 4. Open the Word file on Microsoft Word. Right-click and select Paste or press Ctrl + P/ (Command + P for Mac users) on the keyboard. Part 2. Older Version of Redact Pdf Reader Suppose that the Redact Pdf Reader Dc is an older version, please follow the steps below to copy text from PDF. Step 1. Open the software and select Graphic Select Tool. Step 2. Next, go to the menu and tap on the Text Select Tool to extract the text. Step 3. Select the Edit menu and Take a Snapshot. Step 4. The Camera Icon will appear in the software and use it to Crop and Extract the text. Method 2. OCR Text Scanner Besides using the Redact Pdf Reader Dc, users also can use the other alternative tool to copy text from PDF file to Word, which is the OCR Text Scanner. Step 1. Open the PDF file and go to the text content page. Step 2. Launch Bitwar Text Scanner and choose Screenshot OCR. Step 3. Crop the content and Extract the PDF text. Step 4. Copy the Result and paste it on the Word file.

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Redact PDF: All You Need to Know

Now that you know how to redact any PDF file and how to redact it without destroying original file, you can go back to Step-by-Step guide and do your job. It is very simple to do your job if you have a good understanding of the technical side of PDF's.