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How to "hide" (make unreadable) some text in a PDF file?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:49 pm
by ZoNi
Is there any way to make unreadable (obfuscate) some words in PDF file? Something like this:

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I don't like to cover such words with white square or anything similar.

Re: How to "hide" (make unreadable) some text in a PDF file?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:13 pm
by Tracker Supp-Stefan
Hello ZoNi,

Please take a look at the Redaction tool we offer in the Viewer's successor - the PDF XChange Editor:
http://www.tracker-software.com/product ... nge-editor

Using that tool you can remove the text permanently (so that it can not be recovered later by any means), and either leave a rectangle that is obvious (e.g. red/yellow) to indicate that there was text that is now gone, or make it the same colour as the background - so that it disappears.

It can not be "blurred" as per your example though, and while hard I can still read the text in the blurred area above :)

Regards,
Stefan

Re: How to "hide" (make unreadable) some text in a PDF file?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:19 pm
by ZoNi
Thank you, Stefan!

Re: How to "hide" (make unreadable) some text in a PDF file?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:27 pm
by Tracker Supp-Stefan
:)