Blackout 4.1 introduces new functionality to enable new workflows and further optimize existing ones. This updates touches on both the automated and manual spreadsheet redaction experiences.
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Redact all Comments
The spreadsheet project has been upgraded with an option for redacting all comments.This new option lets you choose between removing comments from documents completely or replacing the comment text with a word or phrase of your choice.
Projects can be created and run with just this option selected and every document in the saved search will be checked for comments. This makes it easy to include as a part of bigger projects or running it out of band.
Parity with Comments
Another big project upgrade is that we've modified the behavior of Redact all headers and footers and Redact all Excel objects to function like the new comments feature. In previous versions of Blackout, you would have to include at least one other word/phrase/regex rule in order for the project to run.
Additionally, objects, headers, and footers would only be removed from documents if there were other rules matches. When using these options in 4.1 onward, you can run the projects without rules and every document in the saved search will be checked for matches.
Spreadsheet Quality Control
The spreadsheet quality control related items pane has been migrated to the bottom pane and upgraded with tons of new information, filters, sorting, and filtered reject/accept all!
Take a look at the filters in action.
These upgraded filters and expanded information enable new workflows and greatly improved quality review process.
Blackout Native Redaction Assistant
The Blackout Native Redaction Assistant has also been migrated to the bottom pane.
Similar to the related items pane, the bottom panel will still continue to remember where your reviewers were working last when navigating from document to document.
Added the ability to redact all comments with spreadsheet projects including running it as the only rule.
Migrated the spreadsheet quality control tool to the bottom panel.
Updated the spreadsheet QC to have columns for sheet index, cell location, markup type, original text, matched text, and rule.
Added filters, sorting, and filtered accept/reject to spreadsheet quality control.
Migrated the Blackout Native Redaction Assistant to the bottom panel.
Updated the 'Redact all objects' feature on spreadsheet projects so that it can run without other rules.
Updated the 'Redact all objects' feature on spreadsheet projects to run against all documents in the saved search.
Updated the 'Redact all headers and footers' feature on spreadsheet projects so that it can run without other rules.
Updated the 'Redact all headers and footers' feature on spreadsheet projects to run against all documents in the saved search.
Updated the manual spreadsheet experience to not open and read the document for headers and footers on viewer load. This change greatly reduces the amount of resources needed when navigating to an Excel in the document viewer.
Migrated the 'Image Markup Review' related item pane to the image viewer bottom panel.
Modified the PDF toolbar buttons to appear on a single row in the Relativity Viewer rather than a separate bar under the Relativity toolbar.
The download marked up document button is now blue.
General minor performance improvements for manual redaction.
Fixed an issue that resulted in ArgumentOutOfRangeException and redaction failure when redacting some charts
Fixed an issue that could result in exorbitant file size growth when performing row, column, or inverse redactions on Excel files
Fixed an issue that could, in some cases, cause incremental performance degradation for a user as they navigated from document to document