Redaction on Native PDFs

 

How to redact or hide confidential information on PDFs

  1. Open the PDF in the PDF Editor

  2. Click on the Rectangle Tool button on the editor’s toolbar; this will display a Properties Toolbar

  3. On the Properties Toolbar, set both the Fill Color and the Stroke Color to black and make sure the Opacity is 100%

  4. With your mouse, select the area on the PDF page that you want to redact

  5. Finally, click the Flatten Comments button on the editor’s toolbar to merge your rectangle into the PDF

  6. Save your changes

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