Hide Content in Mac Preview Screenshots

I was looking for a quick way to blur out sensitive information in a screenshot using Preview on a Mac. While I didn’t find an actual blur tool, something can can accomplish the same thing is simply drawing a box around the area you want to hide and pressing delete – see screenshot below where my Access Key ID is whited out:

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This seems to only work in image files, not pdfs.





Include Background Colors and Images when Print to PDF in Microsoft Word for Mac

Don’t know why this seems to be turned off by default, but its a simple checkbox in the settings. ┬áCheck the box for
Word -> Preferences -> Print -> Print background colors and images

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