When you need to get rid of some content or materials from a document, you can use one of the many free tools that exist for this purpose. Most of these applications have a feature called “Remove” or something similar. You can find such a tool here for our topic today!
There are several ways to access this feature, so which one is best for you depends on your needs. In this article, we will go over all of them.
It is very important to make sure you have checked all of your pages before clicking ‘Erase’. Because once you do, all content, styles, fonts, and other formatting will be completely removed!
You want to be careful not to click erase too soon or you could lose some of your documents or files.
Likewise, you don't want to wait too long either because it can take some time for the software to remove all of the assets from every page.
So, be aware of how much time has passed since you clicked erase and also make sure nothing seems out of place or missing. If so, back up your document and try again later.
The first step towards removing or replacing content is finding it! You will need to be able as per your software’s settings, go into every document and see if there are any comments, pictures, shapes, documents, etc. If there are, they should be marked-up so that you can easily identify them.
If there are no such things, then you have another job for yourself! Luckily, most softwares these days have an option to create blank pages or content holes where nothing can be inserted. This makes our task easier!
But before we do that, let us take a look at some alternatives to avoid deleting anything important.
In this instance, you will want to make sure that you do not have any notes or comments saved while erasing the content. Otherwise, your text may be replaced with nothing!
Likewise, if there are tables within the document being erased then these needs to be removed as well. If there is an image attached to the article being deleted then it too must go!
We recommend using the ‘Erase Contents’ option unless you very carefully test editing of documents.
The last thing you want to do is save this file after editing all of its contents. If you do, your changes will be overwritten when you next open it!
Instead, choose either “Keep current version” or “Save new version.” Both of these preserve what you had before while updating the content.
You can also use the “Restore original” option if you made significant edits and want to start over.
The second way to remove content or make changes to an existing document is to relaunch the program. You can do this by opening Adobe Acrobat Pro, navigating to Tools > Open Product directly from within Acrobat.
Press Ctrl+Shift+E to open the main menu then choose Reload so that you can start all over with the app again!
This works best if you are starting fresh as it completely deletes your current documents and creates new ones.
In case you are stuck or cannot find how to erase content from your document, check whether the settings have changed correctly! There is an option in Settings that allows you to verify whether your changes work by simply clicking ‘Verify’ under Document Properties.
This will re-save the file with all of your erased content intact, so make sure to test this out!
If everything works well, then great! You now know how to remove unwanted content from documents using PDFXChange Pro! If not, try looking through our troubleshooting tips first before trying again.
There’s an easy way to remove all text from a document in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. It’s called “Remove All Text.” But before we get into that, let’s take a look at some common causes of fragmented documents.
It can happen when exporting files like.pdf,.docx, or.odt from Microsoft Office, for example. Or it could be creating a new file using another software program and then importing that file into Acrobat later.
There are several ways to fix this, depending on what caused the fragmentation in the first place. So, if you ever encounter this error again, make sure to do a quick check of your other settings to see whether there is something causing it.
If you find that there is something wrong with an image, video, or document, you can always delete it. You do not need to save every file first!
In the media library, navigate to the item that contains the material you want to remove. Then, press Ctrl + A to select all items in the list. From here, choose “Remove” then confirm.
You will notice that some files have a trash button next to them. Click this to remove the content completely.