Search and redact

The PDF Editor allows you to remove confidential information from PDF documents before publishing them. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click the tab in the pane on the left or click View > Search to open the SEARCH pane.
  2. Navigate to the REDACT tab.
  3. In the Find what text field, type the word or phrase you want to find.
    Words or phrases that match your query will be highlighted in the document.
    The search results will be arranged into groups (by source: text, comments, or bookmarks) and you will be able to highlight entire groups.
  4. If required, click the arrow next to the   icon and select any of the following:
    • Exact Match will find only words that are an exact match of the words you typed in the search box.
      E.g. searching for the word "correct" will not find words like "incorrectly" or "correction".
    • Match Case will find only words that match the capitalization in your query.
      E.g. searching for the word "Editor" will not find words like "editor" or "EDITOR".
  5. In the search results, mark a word or phrase to be redacted.
    To redact several words or phrases at once, select the appropriate value in the Search panel.
  6. Click Redact.
    This will remove the selected words or phrases and paint over their respective occurrences.
  7. Save your changes.

12/17/2020 1:21:38 AM

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