I need to remove some stupid email watermark that expands across all pages of a public domain book. I looked at pdftk man page and some examples but still can not figure out how to remove the watermarks. I appreciate your hints.
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very simply task to perform:
but, after, be sure to repair resulting output pdf
all into one command:
text watermarks are nothing else than a text between two tags inside the pdf compressed code
Just a little add-on to Dingo's answer as it did not work for me:
I had to first uncompress the PDF document in order to be able to find the watermark and replace it with
I then repaired and recompressed the document:
To remove www.it-ebooks.info,
open the PDF in notepad++ or textpad
replace www.it-ebooks.info with nothing (blank)
save the file
Open in standard adobe reader
Exit, you will be prompted to save the file