- If the texts always appear at the same physical location on the page, then you can use a script to redact that area, yes.
- If not, you can easily delete the entire page.
try67, I have found it easier to just delete the page. Is there a batch method to use to delete the "page" in all the documents in a folder? We have around 4000 and have been doing them manually.
Thank you, Paul
What version of Acrobat do you have?
Adobe Acrobat DC
Pro or Standard?
OK. So go to Tools - Action Wizard - Create New Action.
Under "Default Option" select "Add Folder...".
Add a Delete Pages step from the Pages section on the left.
Click the command you added and then click on Specify Settings.
Enter "From 1 to 1" (or whatever is the number of the page you want to delete). Click OK.
Make sure the "Prompt User" box under the command is NOT ticked.
Now add a Save command from the Save & Export section.
It should look like this:
Now save the Action and then you will be able to execute it from the Action Wizard menu by clicking its name.
After you do that click the Add Folder button and then select which folder to process (keep in mind this will process ALL files in that folder, and all sub-folders underneath it, including non-PDF files), and then click on Start.
4000 files is quite a lot, though, so you might have to do it in batches. I usually do up to 500 files at a time and then I restart Acrobat and do another batch. Otherwise it tends to freeze in the middle.
I'm not sure if this will work for me. We have multiple users scanning the documents into the folder, problem is not all are in the same order. the specific page that needs to be deleted can be page 1, 2, 27, 30 or whatever order the person scanned them.
Uugghh. Looks like clicking through each one will be the way we go.
Thank you. I will keep these instructions for future use.
If there's no way of identifying which page needs to be deleted except by eye-balling it then it can't be automated...