I can't find the redact option in Acrobat X Standard to black out confidential information in a pdf.
That's true, but if you only have the free reader, you don't have the redact tool. I am retired & cannot afford to buy all the adobe products now. Can you redact names/information using Adobe Acrobat.
Download a copy of Adobe Acrobat. The free version of Adobe Reader doesn't include the redaction tools needed to properly remove data. Open your document in Adobe Acrobat. Auto-Size Text To Fit Redaction Region Resizes custom text to fit within the redacted area. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. When you remove items, additional items are automatically removed from the document. Right click the selection and select Properties. By default, thin red outlines appear around.