HOW TO USE LITKIT'S REDACTION TOOL 

Mark text for redaction.  

 

(1) Click on "Mark Selection for Redaction" and select text to be redacted;

OR

(2) Select text to be redacted and then click on "Mark Selection for Redaction";

 

OR

 

(3) Select text to be redacted, right-click on the selection, and then select "Mark Selection for Redaction."

A box will appear around the text to be redacted. Note that this will not remove any confidential information but only mark it in the Word document for reference and sign off.

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Unmark selection.  

 

(1) Click on the marked redaction and then click on "Unmark Selection" on the ribbon;

 

OR

 

(2) Right-click the marked redaction and then select "Unmark selection" in the menu.

 

The box will disappear and the text will no longer be redacted. 

Clear all redactions.  

 

Click the "Clear All Redactions" buttons in the ribbon. 

Apply redactions.  

 

(1) Click"Create PDF" on the ribbon;

(2) In the drop-down menu, select "Create Redacted PDF."  

 

This will permanently remove the confidential information in the newly created PDF.  DO NOT USE USE THE PRINT TO PDF OPTION NATIVE TO WORD, AS IT WILL NOT APPLY THE REDACTIONS AND THE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WILL BE VISIBLE. 

Create clean PDF document.  

 

(1) Click"Create PDF" on the ribbon;

(2) In the drop-down menu, select "Create Unredacted PDF";

(3) In the pop-up window, select a confidentiality notation, add your own, or indicate that no notation should be added;

(4) A clean PDF, without any redactions or markings, will be produced. 

 

Create highlighted PDF document. 

(1) Click"Create PDF" on the ribbon;

(2) In the drop-down menu, select "Create Highlighted PDF";

(3) In the pop-up window, select a confidentiality notation, add your own, or indicate that no notation should be added;

(4) In the pop-up window, you can also change the color of the highlights; 

(4) A PDF with highlights in place of the reactions will be produced. 

But what if I'm sending the Word document to someone who doesn't have LitKit?

The non-LitKit user will still see the marked redactions but will not be able to print a redacted PDF or add new redactions.  The non-LitKit user will be able to remove marked redactions by right clicking on them and selecting "Remove Content Control."  

My document is 500 pages long, can I use LitKit's Redaction Tool?

All good things take time.  We managed to redact a 500-page document, but it took 15 minutes, a 250-page document in 7 minutes.

 

LitKit works as well as Microsoft Word  allows it, so we recommend that you test in advance when you have large or unusual documents to make sure the processing power of Microsoft Word can take it and that the redaction can be done in a reasonable time.  You can run and get a coffee while letting LitKit print out the redacted copies.