Native Excel XLS Support
We are excited to bring XLS support to Blackout. The introduction of this feature will be seamless for Blackout customers. After updating to 1.8 you will be able to begin working with XLS exactly as you do now with XLSX. Whether you are manually redacting in the Relativity viewer or performing mass automated native redaction, XLS documents will be handled without any change on your end.
Redacted Extracted Text
One of the most time-consuming parts of producing documents that are natively redacted is providing the redacted extracted text as a part of the production. Whether you are doing so with Blackout or manually, documents need to be re-processed to get the extracted text without the redacted text.
Blackout 1.8 introduces a new tool aimed at eliminating this pain point whether you are redacting Excel documents with Blackout or combining them with manually redacted ones. A mass action has been added that you can distribute to groups within your workspace and secure based on your needs. This mass action will take any XLS or XLSX document selected and produce the extracted text into a long text field of your choice. This action can be performed on any excel whether you redact it with Blackout or not.