How to Mask PDF Texts for Redaction


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Redaction news periodically hit social media platforms after some people from private companies or government organizations mistakenly releases confidential information that they were supposed to remove, or rather, to properly redact. Knowing how to mask PDF texts for redaction prevents the publisher or any other person from sharing sensitive information. It also lets you to hide sensitive information without tampering with your document's formatting. For instant, you can use redaction to cover information such as competitive info rmation, images or social security number.

However, redacting is more than just highlighting the test and images, and placing an opaque over them to hide the content. This article explains how to mask PDF texts for redaction properly with PDFelement Pro for Mac tool.

The Safe Way to Mask PDF Texts by Redaction

PDFelement Pro for Mac - The Best Way to Redact PDF

Mask PDF texts with redaction is fairly easy with the right tool. PDFelement Pro is the best program for PDF text mask that allows you to redact or permanently remove visible content from PDF files to protect your confidential information. Besides, it is easy to use and straightforward enabling you to quickly select and mask any image or text permanently. The masking is utterly secure since it removes the original content from the document and places a black mask over the area to indicate that it has removed the information. Therefore, a person cannot copy and paste any redacted content because it is gone.

Key Features of This PDF Redaction Software

  • It allows you to redact PDF files or create password to protect PDFs from printing, editing or viewing.
  • You can convert the PDF to various forms such as images, Office document, web pages and other file formats.
  • It allows you to edit the PDF file by deleting, inserting and modifying images, texts and more elements on it.
  • With advanced OCR tool, you can edit and convert scanned PDF files as your needs in a few steps.
  • It enables you to split or merge different documents and share by Email, Dropbox, or print the PDF file.

Steps for Masking Text in PDF

Step 1. Launch the Program

Download and install the PDFelement Pro for Mac into your computer. Start the program after you complete the installation.

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Step 2. Open the PDF File with the Program

Click "Open File" once the home window opens up to browse to the folder that contains the PDF document you want to redact. Command the software to upload the file and then wait for a few seconds for the uploading action to complete.

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Step 3. Start Masking PDF Texts by Redaction

Navigate to the "Redact" tab under the "Protect" menu after the document upload to PDFelement Pro for Mac. Then you will open the right side panel. By using you cursor, select the content from the file that you want to remove by drawing a rectangle on it.

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You can now click the "Apply Reduction" button on the toolbar to confirm the reduction. The PDF redaction tool will then start the redaction process for the highlighted region in the PDF file. It will remove the information permanently and you cannot even reverse the action. The software will replace the redacted region with a black colored box or any color of your choice.

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Ivan Cook

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