A few months back I posted an article introducing
Joel’s Redaction Utilities.
For those of you still unfamiliar with what redaction is I’ll quote from that article…
One of the ways that Adobe Acrobat 9 can help you control your work is to make it easier to remove sensitive information before distributing it outside your organization. For those of you not in the legal profession, this is called redaction. Redaction is designed to permanently remove from the document all content that is being redacted and to put an indicator that this happened in it’s place.
The way that redaction works in Acrobat 9 is that you first create redaction marks which doesn’t remove any content and then after you have worked your way through the document completely, you apply those redactions and the information is remove and replaced with, usually black, boxes and optionally codes that indicate the reason the information was removed.
If you’ve spent any time in Acrobat SDK land, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the redaction markup is just special type of annotation.
Introducing “Joel’s Redaction Palette”
This example demonstrates:
codeArray = ["(b) (1) (A)", "(b) (1) (B)", "(b) (2)"]
Installing Joel’s Redaction Palette
1. Quit Acrobat if it is already running
2. Download “Joel’s Redaction Palette” and then copy the ADBE_JFG_SetRedactOverlayText.js file into the following file location:
a. WIN XP
b. WIN VISTA
c. MAC OSX
3. Restart Acrobat