Using Redaction Codes

You can set predefined redaction codes, similar to custom text, to appear over your redaction areas. These codes often indicate why the material was redacted. Code sets and entries are provided from the U.S. FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) and the U.S. Privacy Act. Redaction codes can be saved, imported, and exported.

To use redaction code sets and entries

  1. Select Document > Redaction > Redaction Tool Properties, or click the down arrow next to PDF Converter button mark redaction Using Redaction Codes Mark Redaction tool in the Security toolbar and choose Redaction Tool Properties in the drop-down menu.

  2. In the Display tab of the Redaction Tool Properties dialog box, choose Use Overlay Text.

  3. Click Edit …to modify text attributes in the Font Editor dialog box and click OK.

  4. Choose Redaction Code and select from existing Code Sets and Code Entries, or click Edit… to modify them, create new ones, or import other ones from different locations. The appearance of the currently selected code entry is shown in the Preview area.

  5. In the Redaction Code Editor dialog box:

    • Click PDF Converter redaction code add Using Redaction Codes to add a new item to the Code Sets or Entries list.

    • Click PDF Converter redaction code delete Using Redaction Codes to delete a code set or a code entry.

Note: To create or delete a code entry, you have to select the code set that contains it.

    • Click PDF Converter redaction code rename Using Redaction Codes to rename a selected code set or entry.

  1. Repeat the above step to add/delete/rename more code sets or entries.

  2. You can Export newly created or modified code sets and/or code entries one by one, to be used for other purposes.


Using Redaction Codes