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Erase a sentence in a scanned pdf document

Jun 27, 2009 10:40 PM

A scanned pdf file needs to be sent with confidential info edited out. Leaving a blank space is OK.

1.) How can sentences be securely erased in a pdf document so the intended reader cannot find the confidential info?


2.) How about securely deleting a page ?


Thank you.


Acrobat 9

Vista Business

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    Jun 28, 2009 1:51 AM   in reply to John7100

    1) Use the redaction tool.


    2) After deleting the page use File > Save As.. to save the file.

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    Jun 28, 2009 2:19 PM   in reply to John7100

    Advanced -> Redaction.


    I don't know if it is just in Pro or in Standard as well.

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    Jun 28, 2009 3:36 PM   in reply to MichaelKazlow

    This tool is only available in the Professional or Extended versions. There are also a number of 3rd party tools available that have provided this feature.


    The result of not redacting sensative infrmation from court or government agency documents released to the public is not always funny.

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    Jun 28, 2009 8:55 PM   in reply to John7100

    If it was not OCRd, then you can use Save As to get a graphic for each page. Edit the graphic through elimination of the information and recreate the page(s) as PDF files by either printing to the Adobe PDF printer or opening the graphic in Acrobat. You can then use Replace Pages for each page you edited. I do suggest you work on copies so that you do not accidentally mess up the original scan. When you have your PDF as desired, use Save As to get rid of the old stuff.

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