I need to remove text that is underneath other text. I am able to redact the unwanted text, but where it is redacted it leaves an empty space. It not only deletes the underlapping text, it also deletes the text on top that I want to keep.
Is there a way to remove the underlying text while leaving the text on top?
I don't think so. The model for redacting is "big block of black ink". To actually make this work, Acrobat will remove everything at a particular spot.
Hmmm.... is your need actually related to redaction/security, or is it really just to remove some text (without really caring if a smart person could work out what you removed)?