Redacting text, images, and other data within a PDF file in an automated and efficient manner can be difficult to do at the scale required by large enterprises. Given the importance of maintaining data privacy and regulations such as the Freedom of Information Act, this can be a real problem for large organizations dealing with a wealth of sensitive data.
Fortunately, solutions like DocGenius™ Redactor by ActivePDF enables users to remove and obscure data within a PDF file in a programmatic and scalable fashion.
In this article, we’ll provide you with a simple walkthrough demonstrating how Redactor can programmatically redact data within a PDF file.
We’ll start with the “hello_world.pdf” file below to show how to redact selected text using the Redactor tool.
In the following 8-step redaction tutorial, keep an eye on the instances of the word “lorem." At the end of this process, every "lorem" will be redacted, resulting in a clear demonstration of the power and extensibility of ActivePDF Redactor.
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This easy 8-step tutorial clearly demonstrates that Redactor is a highly flexible and extensible .NET API that can be leveraged to meet most enterprise document redaction tasks.
By adding variables to the sample scripts or embedding Redactor as a part of a larger program or workflow, developers can significantly streamline their document redaction processes and ease the cost of complying to the Freedom of Information Act and other related e-Discovery requests.
Be sure to review Redactor's sample code and knowledgebase for more advanced examples in C# and Visual Basic (e.g. changing color, redact money, redact events , excluding regex, redact by region, and more).
To learn more about Redactor, or other digital transformation solutions, contact the knowledgeable technical advisors at ActivePDF:
Confidently remove and obscure information within PDF files so viewers cannot see or search for sensitive information. With Redactor, you can redact specific words, text, images, or entire pages, as well as remove and replace the text or images with a custom-filled box of your choice.