Redaction - RedX

Choose the colour from preferences. Use the check boxes to highlight / show the redacted text in InDesign. The check boxes also determine if the text should be redacted in the PDF document. An Acrobat script converts the marked / highlighted text into redacted areas on the PDF.

The preferences.

RedX an InDesign plugin that allows you to mark up text for later Redaction in Acrobat. The marks can be selectively turned on or off. The plugin reduces the amount of markup / redaction in Acrobat by remembering the redacted areas in InDesign.

Some screen shots.

Showing the highlighted markup in InDesign


The redacted copy in Acrobat after running the conversion script.

Batch redaction. RedX has a search script that can redact from a word list, grep expressions. It can even find RedX.

Show the marked up copy in Acrobat before the conversion to redaction.


Showing a selective view of the markup in InDesign.


The found copy can be optionally displayed with some context.

Due for release late January 2021