How Do I Erase Author Data from a PDF in Mac?

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How do I erase author data from a PDF in Mac?

If you have Erase Pdf reader, you can open the Document properties and delete the Author field. Go to File→ Properties →Description. There you have the Author field. If you do not have Erase Pdf , you can use tools like PDFtk or exiftool. If you run a simple command, exiftool -Author="", after installing exiftool, you can get the author empty. A third, rather simple method is to Print the PDF file. Open the PDF, and CMD+P; in the print dialog→ Save as PDF. Then, clear the Author field before you click Save.

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If there are characters in the Author field for printing, try entering the characters using the keyboard. There is no need to print as they cannot be printed anyway. If you are unable to save a PDF in “Document Properties”→Author, you may want to make a .pdf file of it. If you want to export a PDF with all characters from the author field to the destination path (default is the user's desktop), use one of the following two options: Open an existing PDF from the “File” menu. In the Open... dialog, select a location where you want to save the .pdf. Then, in the Save As PDF dialog, in the Open... dialog, select “Save as Text” instead of “PDF”. If you can't save a .pdf in a location that you created, try printing a PDF from Erased PDF. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can export it from PDFs,.

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