Find and Redact

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Find and Redact


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The Find and Redact action 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. It contains the following customizable parameters:



Figure 1. Find and Redact Action Options


Click All Options to view/edit all options. The Find and Redact Text dialog box will open, as detailed below.

Select the Show setup dialog while running box to launch the Find and Redact Text dialog box and customize settings each time this action is used. Clear this box to disable the Find and Redact Text dialog box from opening each time the action is used, which is useful when the same settings are used consistently.

Figure 2. Find and Redact Text Dialog Box


Select Mark found text for redaction to mark search results for redaction.

Select Redact found text to immediately redact search results.

Select an option in the upper dropdown menu to determine the format of what you want to locate in the document:

Select Single word or phrase to search for a single word/phrase, then enter the desired word/phrase in the text box.

Select Multiple words or phrases to search for multiple words/phrases. Click Add/Remove to add/remove words/phrases, then enter the desired words/phrases in the text box. Click Save to save the current word list to a plain text file. Click Load to load a plain text file of words into the text box.

Select Patterns to search for specific patterns, then select either Phone numbers, Credit Card Numbers, Social Security Numbers, Emails or Dates in the lower dropdown menu to determine the patterns that you want to find.

Select an option in the Choose pattern locale dropdown menu to determine the language used in the search.


Click OK to find and mark/redact content.