This feature is only available in Acrobat.

Acrobat users can set predefined redaction codes, similar to custom text, to appear over redacted areas. These codes often indicate why the material was redacted. By default, code sets and entries are provided by the U.S. FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) and the U.S. Privacy Act. Redaction codes can be saved, imported, and exported. This feature modifies the EnterpriseFiles installer table.

Redaction configuration


Redaction code set files are stored by default at <installation root>\Adobe\<product & version>\<product>\DocSettings\Redaction\<language>. You can also use the Files and Folders feature to add these files.

Add code set files

To add a new code set file:

  1. In the Select Language list, choose the language of the file you want to add.

  2. Click Add.

  3. Navigate to the file.

  4. Choose Open.

Remove code set files

To remove a code set file:

  1. Select the file in the list.

  2. Choose Remove.

Codes don’t save the current attributes for overlay text as part of the code definition, such as colors, font characteristics, and repetition or size of text. Codes only make the overlay text itself reusable in future sessions and by other users with whom you share code sets. You set other attributes for the code in the product’s Redaction Tool Properties dialog box.

Remove hidden information

This feature is only available in Acrobat.

The Remove Hidden Information dialog box configures the Examine Document feature. The feature identifies hidden document information and allows the user to remove selected items.

Hidden information removal


Examine doc on close

To display the Examine document dialog box when closing Acrobat, select the Examine document when closing document. The preferences sets:


Examine doc when emailing

To display the Examine document dialog box when sending e-mail, select Examine document when sending document by email. The preferences sets: