PDF redaction: How did we manage before when there was no software to deal with PDFs?

How did we manage before
… when there was no software to deal with PDFs?

How we lived before #3: PDF Redaction

Storyline: The PDF document contains confidential information that you would not like to share – financial indicators, names, addresses, numbers – and the document should be sent for review.

THEN: You’d need to print out the file, black out with sticker or plaster over with a piece of paper. Or even draw a black rectangle over the error and then print out and rescan.

NOW: Two clicks and you’re done: Press the ‘Redact data’   button and presto! All confidential information can be hidden without worrying that someone else will see it.

PDF files can also contain hidden data. With FineReader  it’s quite easy to completely delete metadata, text layer, comments etc. – preventing you from unintentionally sharing sensitive information:

Lesson learned: Software saves time!