Fonts and "blacking out" words.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by skinnylegs, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    I'm looking for a font that will actually create a black line, if you will, for addresses and phone numbers. I have a company and I need to be able to forward documents while protecting the privacy of my customers. In other words, I would like it to look similar to a handwritten document where numbers and address have been written over by a black magic marker. I hope this makes sense.

    Thanks!

    ...and yes, I work exclusively on Macs. :)
     
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Unless you use Acrobat's tool (which I would assume would prevent this), you'll have to distribute the file as an image of some type, or else someone would just be able to copy/paste the blacked out text into another document and change the font to be able to access the info. If you're able, it'd be better to simply remove it, and place a black rectangle over the area (you may be able to stylize it to look like a marker, depending on the software you're using).

    jW
     
  4. skinnylegs thread starter macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    Thanks guys. I do have Adobe Acrobat Pro and I will look into converting the Word documents to PDF files and using the redaction tool.
     

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