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How to Delete Text from a PDF File

You may need to remove sensitive words, sentences or paragraph text from your PDF documents. This is the tip shows you how to delete text from a PDF file with PDF Eraser, which can work well with both text PDF and scanned PDF.

Delete Text from a PDF File
Delete Text from a Scanned PDF File

1. Delete Text from a Normal Text PDF File

Text PDF is created by virtual PDF printer or Acrobat PDF application and the contained words, sentences and paragraphs could be selected in the PDF reader. Scanned PDF is created by images. If you want to know how to remove text from a scanned PDF file, please check the tip: How to remove text from scanned PDF. Ok, back to normal PDF:

1. Open the PDF:
Click on the "Open PDF" button, select the PDF file and click "Open".
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2. Select the Page Contains the Sensitive Text:
Move the mouse onto the page list, and click on the page which contains the sensitive text you want to delete.
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3. Choose the "Delete Area" Tool and Select the Text:
Click on the "Delete Area" tool on the toolbar, and then drag and draw an area surround the sensitive text.
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4. Save the edited PDF:
Click on the "Save PDF" button to save the edited PDF file, and the program will automatically removed all text you set in the area.
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2. Delete Text from a Scanned PDF File

Scanned PDF is made by images or created directly from the optical scanner. It doesn't contain actual text in the file. Every single PDF page is an image file like JPEG actually. So the text deleting operation is a little different from the one for text PDF files:

1. Open the PDF:
Click the "Open PDF" button to open the PDF document.
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2. Select the Page Contains the Sensitive Content:
Move the mouse onto the page list, and click on the page which contains the unwanted content.
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3. Choose the Eraser Tool and Erase:
There are 3 different sizes of Eraser tool on the toolbar, select one and erase on the text you want to delete. If you want to customize the eraser's size, please click bandwidth button next to the "Color".
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4. Save the erased PDF:
Click the "Save PDF" button and save the erased PDF document.
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Download the PDF Eraser below to start deleting text from a PDF file:

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PDF Eraser Features

  • Delete PDF Text Easily
  • Erase PDF Images
  • Add Your Text to PDF
  • Place Your Images to PDF
  • Cut PDF Pages
  • Customize Eraser Size

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