Is there a way to blur text in Preview?

Traverse

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I have googled and searched this forum and I think the answer is no, but I wanted to be sure...

Is there a way in Preview or Adobe Reader to blur text/numbers in a PDF file? I have a PDF receipt that I want to submit, but I want to cover/blur my credit card number.

How can I do this? Thanks!
 

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I have googled and searched this forum and I think the answer is no, but I wanted to be sure...

Is there a way in Preview or Adobe Reader to blur text/numbers in a PDF file? I have a PDF receipt that I want to submit, but I want to cover/blur my credit card number.

How can I do this? Thanks!
Easy. Just click and hold with the crosshair. Then draw a box over what you want to delete and hit delete. Then save the file. It will be blanked out as I have shown below.
 

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Traverse

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Easy. Just click and hold with the crosshair. Then draw a box over what you want to delete and hit delete. Then save the file. It will be blanked out as I have shown below.
Oh thanks! Why didn't I think of that!? :)

Edit: What version Preview is that? I can select the portion like you but pressing delete does nothing.

Edit: Oh, Okay. It has to be an image file, not a PDF.
 
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megamace

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Is there a way in Preview or Adobe Reader to blur text/numbers in a PDF file? I have a PDF receipt that I want to submit, but I want to cover/blur my credit card number.

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Skitch (free app), now owned by Google I believe is great for redacting documents - check out the clip. It also has very user friendly tools like arrows and highlighting tools. However it is more for clips than large documents.
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