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How to Delete Text from PDF with Two Clicks

2021-07-16 15:36:16 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

It's often necessary to delete text from PDF files. For example, if you've saved a resume in PDF format, you will no longer be able to make changes within Microsoft Word or the PDF reader on your computer. Luckily, PDFelement makes you delete text from a PDF file easily.

Steps to Delete Text from PDF

Easily install the latest version of PDFelement. All it takes is one click, and it will be automatically installed on your computer.

Step 1. Open PDF File

Open your PDF file. On the Home window, click on the "Open files" button at the bottom and select the PDF file that you want to edit. If you have recently used a PDF file, you can select it from the recent files list.

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Step 2. Erase Text in PDF

Click on the "Edit" tab on the top right to enable the editing mode. Then click on the text block you want to delete. You can either use the "Backspace" key or press the "Delete" button from your keyboard.

If you mistakenly remove text from PDF files, you can instantly get it back using the UNDO command (Ctrl + Z) from your keyboard.

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Step 3. Save PDF after Deleting

After making your changes, the next step is to save the PDF file on your computer. Click on the "File" tab in the top menu and hit the "Save As" button to save the PDF file.

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Video on How to Delete Text in PDF

This video shows how to delete text from PDF, giving you a more direct and comprehensive way to know the detailed steps, and you can also explore more videos from Wondershare Video Community.

How to Remove Text from PDF Permanently

The redaction feature in PDFelement is another method that can help you delete text from PDF permanently. Here are the detailed steps below.

Step 1. Mark the Unwanted Text

After opening your PDF file in PDFelement, click the "Protect" > "Mark for Redaction" button. Use the mouse to select the text that you want to delete.

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Step 2. Remove Text from PDF

Click the "Apply Redaction" button to permanently remove text from PDF, and you can save your PDF document.

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Why Choose PDFelement to Delete Text in PDF

PDFelement is more than a simple PDF editor. It's also a PDF creator and converter. This program lets you easily add new text to your PDF file, delete existing text, or replace text. You can also adjust the size, font, and alignment of the new text in your document. Plus, you can extract all the images from your PDF file at once, as well as rotate or adjust the size of the images in the PDF file. Learn more detailed steps about how to use PDFelement.

The powerful form-creating feature will let you easily create new forms using text boxes, bullets, drop-down menus, and radio buttons. However, you can also sign important and confidential documents and protect them using a password on your PDF file. The OCR feature will let you convert scanned PDF to editable file, and will automatically convert the PDF file into an editable document.

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