I am redacting a 500 page document of emails for legal reasons. After redacting page 3 and 5, Adobe automatically redacts the email signatures found on those pages on EVERY page in the documents. This is wrong. Only page 3 and 5 need redaction....the rest must stay visible. Here are the solutions I have tried and that did not work:
1) Background removal. I removed all backgrounds (there weren't any).
2) Resaving the file as an adobe PDF.
3) Flattening the file. I actually did most items under Advanced Optimization, saved, and redacted. Still over redacts.
Now--if the issue was only two pages--I would just print, redact with a sharpie, and rescan. However, I need to redact over 25% of the file, and this issue is causing a lot of information that needs to be showing to be redacted.