I'm trying to create a redacted, printer-friendly version of a web page. I'd like the user to have the option of converting this printer-friendly page to a PDF and emailing it to someone else.
My research indicates that the best way to redact data from any kind of electronic document is to remove it. In my case this isn't possible.
Next I've seen several posts that suggest using CSS to display the text as black squares, etc. I'm thinking of using display:none so that the text just isn't rendered.
Finally to my questions: If I use CSS to hide the redacted text somehow, will this text still be included in the PDF and could a knowledgeable Adobe User access that data? Or is there another method I should try?