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Are there any short cuts with the Redact tool?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021

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I have a few pdfs where some information needs to be blacked out, or redacted. Not all of the numbers are the same, but we have to redact all DOB's, SS#'s, phone #'s,... The problem is that they're not all the same, but are in forms where they're titled DOB, SS#, Phone #,... Is there a way to say search for these titles and redact what follows?

 

My first time doing this and trying to find out if there are any short cuts, instead of doing it page by page.

 

Thanks,
Sean

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Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021

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May be possible with a script.

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Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021

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Use the Search & Remove Text tool. It has several built-in patterns that you can use exactly for that purpose.

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And you can edit and customize the regex used in the XML patterns file, located somewhere in Acrobat's subfolders.

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