Redact Not Working

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Redact Not Working

Post by rjwilson » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:28 am

I am using FlexiPDF 2019 Pro. I tried to use the redact feature as explained in the on-line guide, but it failed to redact the word I was trying to redact. Is there any other information available or an on-line tutorial? Or is there a problem with the feature?

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Re: Redact Not Working

Post by sven-l » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:29 am

Are you working with FlexiPDF Standard or Professional? The redact feature is only available in the Professional version.

According to the manual:
FlexiPDF can be used to reliably redact text of a sensitive nature. A block of text can be rendered illegible to the extent that its original content no longer forms part of the page-marking stream.

Any text you redact will also be redacted within the document’s metadata. This includes any bookmarks or text within comments as well as hidden, non-user accessible metadata.

Using the Text tool , select the span of text to be redacted. This can be anything from a single word to an entire story.
Then choose Text > Redact. Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+R or choose View > Toolbars > Redact and press Redact Text on the toolbar.
The selected text will be obscured by a solid box. This is the way the text will appear when the PDF is opened in any other PDF viewer.
You can undo this change whilst editing, but once you save the document, the redaction becomes permanent and cannot be undone.
To change the colour of future redactions or to add a label to the redacted text, choose Text > Redact Style. See Redaction style.
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