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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By : Urszula Witherell
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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By: Urszula Witherell

Overview of this book

Adobe Acrobat can help you solve a wide variety of problems that crop up when you work with PDF documents on a daily basis. The most common file type for business and communication, this compact portable document format is widely used to collect as well as present information, as well as being equipped with many lesser-known features that can keep your content secure while making it easy to share. From archive features that will keep your documents available for years to come to features related to accessibility, organizing, annotating, editing, and whatever else you use PDFs for, Acrobat has the answer if you know where to look. Designed for professionals who likely already use Adobe Acrobat Pro, this guide introduces many ideas, features, and online services, sorted and organized for you to easily find the topics relevant to your work and requirements. You can jump to any chapter without sifting through prior pages to explore the tools and functions explained through step-by-step instructions and examples. The information in some chapters may build on existing knowledge, but you are not expected to have an advanced level of prior experience. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the many capabilities of PDFs and how Acrobat makes it possible to work in a way that you will never miss good old ink and paper.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Redacting sensitive content

Redacting means making sure that sensitive content is not visible or recognizable. In the physical world, it is usually done using permanent black markers. In the world of PDFs, it is possible to delete or obscure text or images using the Acrobat Edit PDF tool. Redacting, however, requires a specific mark resembling a black marker so that it is obvious that text or images have been deliberately obscured. In addition, any identifying information contained within the document code needs to be also removed.

Since redacting removes content permanently, we will visit Acrobat Preferences first to ensure that we don’t damage original documents by accidentally overwriting the file. Oh yes, I have done that, and it was not pretty. Here are the steps:

  1. Select the Edit | Preferences (on Mac, Acrobat | Preferences) options.
  2. Select Documents from the options list in the left window.
  3. In the Redaction group of settings, ensure that Adjust filename...