This fast tip demonstrates how to search for custom text patterns using regular expressions and then redact the text.
UPDATE: When searching for the XML file locations, you may need to unhide system files before running the search so that you can see this additional location under your user profile: C:\Users\[user profile name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\[Acrobat version]\ Preferences\Redaction\ENU. You can either place your custom XML file here or rename/delete the original file in this location so that Acrobat will recognize the XML file in the location shown in the video. Be sure to keep backup copies of your custom XML files in case you change computers or your user profile location changes.
To unhide system files: (1) Go to the Control Panel | Appearance and Personalization; (2) Select Folder Options | Show hidden files and folders; (3) Uncheck Hide protected operating system files
NOTE: The Search & Remove Text function can handle a maximum of 500 PDFs at a time.
In a previous Fast Tip Friday tutorial, I demonstrated how to search and redact text patterns using Adobe Acrobat.