How to Blackout and Redact a PDF Document Online

At some point, you may need to email or share otherwise a PDF document that contains confidential or sensitive information. Quite naturally, we feel apprehensive about disclosing such information. In a situation like this, you can blackout any part of a PDF document online using a very simple tool that PDFfiller has to offer.

In the past, you would have had to print the document and redact the text with a black highlighter which would often soak through the paper making text on the other side illegible. Besides needing a printer and a scanner, the process probably took far too much time to complete.
Now there is a far easier way to redact PDF documents. You can simply use PDFfiller!

How to Redact PDF Online

To get started, upload a document to your account or open one that’s already there. When you open the document, you will see a toolbar along the top where you will find the “Blackout” tool.
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To redact a PDF document, click the “Blackout” button and select the content that you want to black out by clicking and dragging the cursor. Release the cursor when you have finished redacting the text. You can use the slider to resize the tool.

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To learn more about how to redact PDF documents online, please watch the following video:

When you use PDFfiller to redact PDF documents, they look very neat and professional; in addition, you can always remove the black lines without leaving a trace of them. Just click on the black line and then click the trash can icon that will appear above. Using PDFfiller saves you a lot of time and makes the redaction process much simpler!

If you like being able to redact PDF files, you might be interested in a range of other great features that PDFfiller has to offer. Some of these include highlighting or erasing text, adding sticky notes, text boxes, and pictures. Check out these tutorials to learn more about the other great features PDFfiller offers!