Deleting confidential information from PDF documents

You can use the PDF Editor to remove confidential information from PDF documents before publishing them. Both text and images can be redacted.

  1. On the toolbar in the Security tab, click .
  2. If you want to change the color of rectangles that will be painted over redacted text, click one of the seven color boxes on the toolbar or click the arrow and select any other desired color from the palette. For even more colors, click More colors....
  3. Select the text and/or images you want to remove.

As a result, the selected content will be removed from the document and their respective occurrences painted over with the color of your choice.

You can delete objects and data that do not occur in the body text of your document (e.g. comments, annotations, bookmarks, attachments, metadata, etc.):

  1. On the toolbar in the Security tab, click .
  2. In the dialog box that opens, select the objects and data to delete and click Apply.

ABBYY FineReader also allows you to use the Search feature to remove sensitive data. See also: Search and redact.

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