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How to Redact a PDF in Windows

2021-02-20 10:50:31 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

Redacting sensitive content on your PDF file is important since you often need to protect your PDF file from unauthorized access. To redact PDF files you will have to select sections or lines that you want to redact. But how do you batch redact PDF files? In this article, we'll discuss how to blackout text in PDF file to save you time and effort with PDFelement.

Steps to Redact PDF

Step 1. Import PDF

Launch PDFelement, click the "Open files" button to import the PDF that you would like to redact.

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Step 2. Mark items for Redaction

Go to the "Protect" tab and click "Mark for Redaction". Select the area as you need to redact text in PDF or redact information in PDF.

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Step 3. Apply Redaction

If desired, you can change the redaction appearance. Finally, click "Apply Redaction" and the prompt will remind you that redact PDF cannot be undone. If you are sure to redact the PDF, click "Continue" to save your changes.

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Video on How to Redact a PDF

The PDF redaction feature in PDFelement lets you either select text or images to redact, or else use the search option to redact the same text on different pages at the same time. You can even use the Properties tools to change the color of the redaction box, overlay custom text, or add redaction codes to tell a brief description of what is hiding under the hidden area.

With PDFelement, you can redact PDF documents easily. It is also your all-in-one PDF solution that lets you open, edit, annotate, create, redact and convert PDF, plus much more. You can add, edit, or remove text, images, and pages according to your needs. PDFelement also has a built-in OCR feature to convert any scanned PDF document into editable text.

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