After you redact a document, carefully review it to verify all information you wanted to redact has been redacted. You can manually inspect all redacted areas of the document. You can also export the redacted document to a text file to see that text has actually been removed. For quality assurance, this text can be compared to the text exported from the original, unredacted document.

Manually Inspecting Redacted Document

To manually inspect all redacted areas, scroll through the document and check to make sure that the information you intended to remove has been removed.

Tip! For areas that were marked up using Redax boxes or Full-Page tags, use the Redax Next & Previous Page buttons or select Redax > Next Page and Redax > Previous Page to quickly move among the pages containing Redax boxes and/or Full-Page tags.

Note: Redax Next Page and Previous Page menu options only work when Redax boxes and/or Full-Page tags are present in the document.

Exporting Redacted Document

To export the redacted document to a text file:

  1. With the redacted document open in Acrobat, select Redax > Reports > Export Document Text.

  2. In the dialog box that appears, specify a name and location for the text file, and then click Save.

  3. In a text editor or word processor, open the exported text file.

The figure below shows a typical example. Each line of text from the PDF document is identified by its page number and line length. Text appears within angle brackets and parentheses:

>(text appears here)<

Deleted text that has been removed is reflected by the blank space in the report. Exemption codes appear at the bottom of each page.

Exported Document Text