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For legal purposes, can I make redactions to email attachments saved as pdf?

New Here ,
Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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I have a subpoena response due that includes emails with attachments.  I'm saving the emails as pdf files but there is confidential info in the email attachments.  Can I make redactions to the email attachments in the pdf files and save it so that the confidential info is redacted?

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LEGEND ,
Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Acrobat Pro has a tool to redact PDFs. So long as they are not protected or signed. You have to download your attachments to do this, and probably can't update the email with the changed file.

Beware! On the web are lots of people giving REALLY BAD ADVICE on redacting PDFs - suggesting things that could be removed in seconds. Use only the redaction tool.

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Yes, I have the Adobe Pro and use it often.  Wasn't sure if there was a way to redact and still keep the attachment with the pdf file of emails.  Thanks!

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Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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Hi Nancy,

 

Adding to Test Screen Name suggestion.

 

You may refer to the following help document for more information on Redaction: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/removing-sensitive-content-pdfs.html.

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi 

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