GoldFynch's redaction tool lets you demarcate privileged or confidential material in your documents. When you produce the documents, these areas will have their content removed, making them unreadable and unsearchable.

Text and images you redact will be covered and made unrecoverable in the final produced document (i.e., the document you give to opposing counsel). However, in your original file, the text will be visible and fully searchable.

Marking content for redaction

Placing redaction boxes

Step 1. Click on the Docs icon in the left navigation panel to open the Document Viewer.

Navigate to the Document Viewer

Step 2. Scroll to the content you wish to mark for redaction.

Step 3. Click on the Draw button in the right-side panel

Click on the Draw button

Step 4. Click, and drag the mouse cursor to draw a box over the content to be redacted. Repeat this for all the content in the document that you wish to mark for redaction.

Mark out content for redactions then click on the stop redacting button to save your assigned redactions

Step 5. Click on the Stop Redacting button to save your redaction box placement.

Redacting entire pages and page ranges

Instead of drawing out boxes to be redacted, entire pages and even page ranges can be marked for redaction. These page-wise redactions are effectively identical to drawing a redaction box across the whole page, and as such will be affected by all options that affect boxes generated using the ‘Draw’ option (e.g. redaction box color, redaction mode, etc.)

Step 1. Follow the steps as above, but instead clicking on the Draw button, click on the Add Range button

Step 2. Enter a single page number, a range of pages, or a combination of both in the text box that appears. Separate each of these with commas. Make sure you do not leave a space after each comma.

Step 3. Hit the Return key to save your redactions, or the Esc button to cancel the assignment.

Click on the Add Range button

Managing redactions

From the Document Viewer you can manage redactions in a document. Your current redactions are listed under the ‘Redactions’ section in the right panel.

  • Full-page redactions will be tagged as such, along with the range of redacted pages.
  • Pages with redaction boxes will be listed (e.g. Page 3 in the image below) and a number will be displayed against them - this is the number of redaction boxes placed on that page.
  • Click on the arrow next to a page or page range to immediately jump to that page/the first page of the range.
  • Click on the trashcan icon against a page number or page range to remove all redactions on that page or on in that page range respectively.
  • To remove a single redaction box, click on the Draw button and then on the X button in the top-right corner of the redaction box. Click on Stop Redacting when you are done.
Manage your redactions from the right panel

Applying redactions during the production process

When you produce your files, you are asked to choose how you want to format the redactions applied.

Selecting the redaction mode

  • Final Mode will apply regular redactions to the final produced documents, removing all content that is placed under the redaction boxes. The boxes become opaque, and content they cover becomes unreadable and unsearchable for.
  • Preview Mode makes the boxes marked for redaction translucent in the final produced documents. Content they cover remain visible and searchable for. (This option is usually used during internal review as a way to denote what data would be removed if the file was produced using Final Mode redactions.)
Choose a redaction mode

Selecting the redaction box fill colour

You are given a choice of color of the redactions applied to the production:

  • Black boxes
  • White boxes with black borders
Opaque boxes are generated using the Final option

For Preview Mode redactions, the black and white redaction boxes will have their translucent equivalents.

Preview redactions allow content in the final produced files to be read and searched through

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