Delete text from PDFs using “redaction”

You want to delete text from PDF documents? Permanently? Irretrievable? For all time?

No problem with the PdfEditor Redaction feature!

The software for Microsoft Windows is foolproof to use and works very reliably – and the best: You do NOT need Adobe Acrobat!

Delete Text in PDF files by redaction




Screenshot (Zoom): Confirm redaction of PDF page contents

PDF redaction

Permanent deletion of data and content from PDFs

If you want to permanently delete information or content from PDF documents, just use PdfEditor’s ‘Redaction’ function. Permanently redact sensitive, confidential or personal information from PDF documents. Redacted contents can not be restored!

Using the redaction tool select all the areas in the PDF document that you want to delete permanently.

As long as you are in redaction mode, selected areas can be changed, extended or deleted. When hovering with the mouse, content within redaction areas is displayed semi-transparently.

No undo

Search & redact

Redact whole pages

Meta information

Apply PDF redaction

Delete marked areas irretrievably

Only when you choose ‘Apply Redaction’, previously marked areas are permanently and irretrievably deleted from the PDF.

Please always make sure that you have a backup copy of the original PDFs, because even with PdfEditor redaction can not (!) be undone.

Screenshot (Zoom): Apply redaction to PDF

Meta Title

Meta Author

Meta Keywords

XML meta data

Screenshot (Zoom): Delete XML Meta information from PDFs

META information

Delete additional sensitive information

PDF documents often contain “hidden” information, so-called META information. Applying ‘Redaction’ to the PDF, metadata is automatically controlled and can be deleted.

Of course, the data can also be redacted using the menu command “File – Properties”.

Other PdfEditor Features

PdfEditor 4
Local installation, one-time license fee (no subscription fees, no follow-up costs)
Free updates within major version, life-time license
Editing of text directly in the PDF
Editing of graphics and images
Elimination of content by redaction
Highlighting of text as if using a highlighter pen
Creation and entering of PDF forms
Merge several documents to form a PDF
Split multi-page PDFs
Headers and footers including date function and page numbering
Add stationery, graphic or watermark to your PDF
Enabling searches to be made in scanned PDFs per OCR
Creation of PDFs from every printable application

Prices & Versions

Try PdfEditor for free!

The trial version contains all the functions of the PdfEditor full version, however, it inserts a watermark in all edited PDFs (a backup of the original file is, of course, created). Needless to say, this limitation is not present in the full version.