Redaction tool and overlapping text boxes

Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2021 Mar 27, 2021

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I have discovered the use of the redaction tool to remove unwanted text boxes across multiple pages but now discovered that when these redacted text boxes overlap with other text boxes they also disappear. Is there a way to leave these other textboxes unchanged, for instance, with transparent redaction fields or something similar?

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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Hi there

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble and the delay in response. As described, text boxes overlapped with other redacted text boxes gets disappear.

 

Would you mind sharing the workflow/steps you are doing to redact text and remove unwanted text boxes?

 

Redaction is the process of permanently removing visible text and graphics from a document. You use the Redact tools to remove content. In place of the removed items, you can have redaction marks that appear as colored boxes, or you can leave the area blank. You can specify custom text or redaction codes to appear over the redaction marks.

For more information please check out the help page: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/removing-sensitive-content-pdfs.html

 

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Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Hi @Amal. ,

 

The problem is that there seems to be no other way to batch remove more than one text box at a time on multiple pages than by using the work around with the redaction tool.

 

Workflow:

Step 1) Mark the text to be redacted/removed

Step 2) Right click on marked text

Step 3) Select text to be redacted/removed on multiple pages

Step 4) Select white/transparent as redaction box color

Step 5) Apply

 

Outcome: Also overlapping text from other text boxes disappears due to the redaction

 

Desired outcome: The overlapping yet not selected text for redaction shall remain and not disappear behind a redaction box.

 

Many thanks for your help

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Hi there

 

Would you mind sharing the video recording of the issue and the PDF file so that we can try to reproduce the issue and chek it at our end. https://helpx.adobe.com/document-cloud/help/sharing-pdfs.html

 

Regards

Amal

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