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087 - Proper Redaction

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If you want to remove content from a PDF, make sure you’re using the right tool.

When using Preview to redact text in a PDF, make sure you’re not using a filled shape to cover up text.

Preview will display a warning if you try to cover up text with a shape. Covering the text will visually hide it but the image can be removed or the text can be extracted from the PDF.

To properly redact the text use the Redact tool.

When selected, you will be warned that this is a destructive action. Once the document is saved after being redacted the text cannot be retrieved.

Highlight the text you wish to redact.

The tool will redact the text wth black and X’s.

Save the document to permanently apply the redaction.

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