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How to Redact PDF in Nitro and its Alternative

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2022-04-29 14:42:24 • Filed to: PDF Software Comparisons • Proven solutions

If you are dealing with sensitive information in your workplace or even personal PDF documents you may want to protect these files and block for people from viewing them. Therefore, you will require redaction software to redact files. On Windows, you will have to download Nitro Pro software whereas on Mac you will have to look for its alternative. In this article, we explained how to redact PDF files on Windows.

How to Redact PDF with Nitro Alternative

There are several Nitro PDF Editor alternatives, but we prefer Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor as it allows users to take full control on their PDF files. The editing feature on this PDF editor is as powerful as any word processors, and even better.

The redaction feature helps users to permanently black out sensitive information. Besides, it also help users to annotate, create, convert, edit PDF files with ease.

Step 1. Open PDF with PDFelement

To upload PDF file to the program, click the "Open File" button at the bottom left. Browse the desired PDF file and click on "Open" button to open it. Or you can drag and drop the PDF file in the program window to open directly.

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Step 2. Redact a PDF on Windows

Go to the "Protect" menu in the ribbon bar, you will get more options. Click the "Mark for Redaction" button, then use the mouse click to select the area that you want to redact, the area will be marked with red box. When you hover the mouse on the area, it will be marked as black in default.

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Step 3. Edit Properties of Redaction Marker

After selecting all the areas that you want to redact, right-click the area to choose "Properties" option, then you can change the "Fill Color" and other options as you want. You can also mark on "Use Overlay Text" and change font style, add or change texts under "Custom Text".

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Step 4. Apply Redaction

After changing the properties as you need, click the "Apply Redactions" button to apply, all the marked content will be permanently removed.

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How to Redact in PDF with Nitro Pro

Nitro Pro for Windows has a redaction tool that lets you block texts and images on your PDF permanently from viewing. Just visit Nitro website and install the Pro version and then follow these steps.

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Step 1. Launch Nitro on your Windows.

Step 2. On the main menu click on "Protect" and the click on the "Arrow" that points down and click on "Mark Content" Next choose "Mark for Redaction".

Step 3. Now use the Hand tool and drag to select the area you want to redact.

Step 4. After go back and click on the "Protect" tab and click on "Apply All Redaction".

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