So, a pretty good seminar in London, at the Gloucester Millenium hotel. Around 200 people attended to see and hour and a half scenario based presentation of Acrobat.
We normally finish with around 20 minutes of questions from the audience, today's most popular subject: Redaction.
What's that? Well, it's the permanent removal of sensitive information from a document, it's achieved easily in Acrobat 8 Professional... just open a document....
Then Choose View > Toolbars > Redaction.
1. Select the Mark For Redaction tool .
2. Mark items you want to remove by doing any of the following:
a. Double-click to select a word or image.
b. Press Ctrl/Control as you drag to select a line, a block of text, an object, or an area.
Use this method to select areas of a page in a scanned document.
3. To preview how your redaction marks will look, hold the pointer over the marked area.
4. To redact the marked items, click Apply Redactions in the Redaction toolbar.
5. Click OK to remove the items. The items aren’t permanently removed from the document until you save it.
I would then save the file via "Save As" and rename the new version, so that you still have the original with the unredacted content.
It's really useful if you have to share documents but want to protect certain parts of the content.