Find and Redact

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Find and Redact


find.and.redact.large.icon Find and Redact



The Find and Redact tool searches for specific words or patterns (phone numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, emails or dates) in documents and then either marks them for redaction or redacts them immediately:



Figure 1. Find and Redact Tool Actions Sequence


The Find and Redact tool uses five tool actions:


1. choose.input.files.small.icon Choose Input Files - the tool prompts for source documents.

2. find.and.redact.small.icon Find and Redact - the specified words/patterns are located and marked for redaction (or redacted immediately).

3. change.document.proeprties.small.icon Change Document Properties (skipped by default) - the document properties are changed.

4. save.documents.small.icon Save Documents - the updated documents are saved.

5. show.files.small.icon Show Files - the new documents are displayed in their destination folder.


Click actions to view customizable parameters. Additionally, please note that the Clone Tool feature can be used to clone this tool and then add/remove actions from the Tool Actions Sequence.


Information about the Batch Processing Mode and Multi-Threaded Processing check boxes is available here.