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A common problem faced by people working with PDF documents is their inability to protect sensitive content within the documents. Even if you encrypt PDF with a password, others can still hack the password and access the content. How to safely publish or share your PDF on the internet without information leakage? You only need to know how to white out PDF documents. This is fairly simple if you have PDFelement.

3 Steps to White out Text in PDF

The process of redaction is generally quite easy to follow. It requires users to select the data or image that is to be removed. Once that is done, then the redaction tool will simply white out that area of text or image and cover it with a redaction box. In this manner, the redacted portion ceases to exist and cannot be read by any other tool.

Step 1. Import PDF into PDFelement

After successful installation, run PDFelement on your computer. Open the PDF document which needs to be whited out by clicking the "Open File" button.

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Step 2. Select the Area to be Redacted

Click on the "Mark for Redaction" button under the "Protect" tab. Then select the entire text area or image that needs to be worked on.

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Step 3. White out PDF with Redaction

Right click the Redaction area and choose "Properties". This will open the Properties window, where you can choose the color of the area that has been redacted. If you wish to add any text on top, simply choose the option that says "Use Overlay Text". You can also tick "Redaction Codes" to add further information. Finally click "Apply Redactions" to permanently white out PDF.

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Possibly the best method to white out on PDF is by using a professional redaction tool that can allow a range of options with the PDF. One tool that is highly recommended is PDFelement. It is an entire suite that allows access to editing, transformation, organization and combination tools for PDF documents. It provides users with the ability to manage a PDF as per their need and work on it without having to open the source document.

The smart tool can white out the required portions such as text, image and other objects on the document. You can also search specific text and redact the same words in a PDF at a time. PDFelement also gives you the possibility of changing the color of redaction area, putting custom text or message, adding redaction code. It also has a built in OCR which can turn scanned PDF into fully editable document. This will help you easily white out text in scanned PDF.

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Published: Nov 15,2017 10:29 am / Updated: Jun 24,2019 20:22 pm

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