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Black out information in Word documents with AuthorTec Redactor.

AuthorTec Redactor securely blacks out text and removes confidential data from Word documents while retaining the original document formatting.

Redaction becomes necessary when you need to share documents that contain sensitive information that should not be viewed by all audiences.

Redaction can be time-consuming and expensive.

Performing redaction correctly is critical to ensuring that sensitive information is not leaked. Removing the readers’s ability to see the confidential information is not enough.

With AuthorTec Redactor you can: 

  • Redact from multiple documents at once.

  • Load and save reusable search criteria.

  • Locate and redact confidential numbers including:

    • Tax IDs, Passport Numbers, Passport Card Numbers, Visa Numbers, Telephone Numbers, Credit Card Numbers.


Use AuthorTec Redactor for FREE for 7 days.

Simply download and install AuthorTec Redactor to try it for free.

Your seven days will fly by, but it is time enough for you to experience how powerful Redactor is, and how simple it is to use.


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Flexible and affordable license options.

Take a look at our Price List to see how painless it is for you to continue using this essential tool.

  • License by the month or yearly.

  • Set your license to auto-renew, or renew it manually.



How to Access & Use

AuthorTec Redactor is simple to use. Instructions are built into the software.

Learn more with our Tutorial and please feel free to contact us if you need additional help.


Isn’t deleting or placing a black box over text the same as redacting it?

Redaction is a technical process that involves thoroughly cleansing a document of any data traces of the sensitive information you need to protect.


  • While the visual outcome of redaction is blocking the reader’s ability to see confidential information, usually accomplished by blacking out the text;

  • An equally important result of redaction is the sanitizing of the electronic data associated with the document, to adequately protect confidential information from leaking to others with whom you share the material.

Luckily, AuthorTec Redactor helps you with that.

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AuthorTec Redactor is a Microsoft Office add-in.

It runs with:

  • PC Office 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010

  • Office 365 with a PC desktop version of Office.

Please review our System Requirements for additional technical information.

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