In this tutorial, you became acquainted with the following items on the Redax menu:
- Redax Preferences
- Find Areas > Find Path Areas
- Draw Box
- Find Using List
- Redact Document
- Remove All Annotations
You also walked through the basic steps involved in redacting any PDF document:
- Set Redax preferences
- Evaluate the document
- Mark up the document
- Redact the document
During the walk through, you learned about:
- Redax Preferences settings for:
- Redax boxes
- Vector and bitmap images
- Redaction list files
- Converting Acrobat highlights to Redax boxes
- Exemption codes and exemption code palettes
- The new redaction file, with an r_ prefix
- Removing annotations from redacted files
If you want to get some more practice with Redax before you begin a real-world redaction project, try these exercises:
- Go through the tutorial again, but this time add some of the tasks discussed in the “What Else You Should Know” sections in each chapter.
- Go through the tutorial again, but use one of your own PDF documents as a sample. You will, of course, have to make some substitutions, as the tutorial is specific to the sample file supplied with Redax.
As you go through each exercise in the tutorial, consult the Redax User Guide for additional options and information, including:
- Introduction to Redax provides an overview of Redax and what it offers.
- Redax Workspace describes all of the Redax menu options. It also tells you how to access shortcut toolbar buttons and work with exemption code palettes.
- Setting Up for Redaction explains all of the options available via Redax Preferences. It also shows you how to create your own redaction list files, and edit the existing exemption code palettes or create your own. This chapter includes the following sub-chapters:
- Evaluating Your Document tells you about everything you should check in your document before you mark it up for redaction: inline character images (covered in this tutorial), hidden text, and vector images.
- Marking Up Your Redax Document explains how to use the many markup methods available to you in Redax: manually drawing Redax boxes (covered in this tutorial), marking up an entire page, marking up a range of pages, marking text based on a predefined redaction list (covered in this tutorial), marking text that matches a pattern, marking bracketed text, using the Acrobat text selection tool, converting Acrobat markup (covered in this tutorial), and using a Redax template. This chapter includes the following sub-chapters:
- Reviewing Redax Markup explains how to check your markup and modify it if you uncover any problems.
- Redacting Your Document describes the two methods for redacting a document. It also tells you how to check your redaction and prepare the redacted document for distribution. This chapter includes the following sub-chapters:
- Troubleshooting & Support explains what you should do if you have a problem.
- Exemption Code Palettes defines the exemption codes on the default FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and Privacy Act exemption code palettes.
- Appendix A: Regular Expressions includes some simple examples, a basic syntax for regular expressions, background information and links to additional resources.