About Blackout 2.0
Blackout 2.0 further improves the basic workflow of native excel redaction by introducing tools to assist with the categorization and review of native excel redactions.
This release introduces new features that allow for a more robust separation of concern when placing redactions on excels, improved functionality for reviewing native redactions, and more ways of applying redactions manually to documents.
We've also improved the quality of life of native excels by providing ways for documents with native excels to be easily identifiable and implemented major refactors to the back-end of Blackout.
Cell Content Excel Redaction Scope
A new option has been added to the Blackout menu that allows users to redact the content of a cell by replacing portions of text. This allows for partial redactions to be performed manually through the Relativity viewer.
Has Native Redactions Document Field
The field "HasNativeRedactions" has been added to the document object and can be used to create saved searches or in existing searches to quickly identify documents that have been manually or automatically redacted by Blackout.
Native Excel QC Markup Navigator
In the same spirit of the image markup navigator, we have upgrade the existing "Blackout Missing Redactions" panel to serve a dual purpose. When viewing a native excel in the viewer, the panel will now display robust tools for examining the manual and automated redactions placed on a native excel.
The tool allows for quickly navigating to the location of a markup, viewing the text under the markup (cells, ranges of cells, sheets, and comments included!), and the rule that resulted in the markup being placed.
Native Markup Sets
The concept of markup sets has been introduced for native Excels with Blackout 2.0. A new choice field has been added to the document object that allows for creating additional markup sets for use with Blackout. By default a Primary markup set is created for you.
After selecting a markup set either manually or during automated job creation, your markups will be created on that markup set. Separate documents will be created for each markup set allowing for the active set to be changed on the fly and produced independent from one another.
Markup Set Report
A new report has been added to allow for quickly identifying how many documents in the current workspace have each markup set as the active markup set. This report also keeps track of the number of native Excels that have been completely QCed using Blackout.
- Added document revert audit to the manual “Delete Markup” action on the Review Native Excel Markups audit page
- Updated help text on new native excel jobs to match the text from image jobs
- Updated redaction placed UI counts to not count duplicate rules imported with CSV twice
- Fixed an issue when processing extracted text that resulted in sheet names not having a space between the content of the first cell and the sheet text
- Fixed an issue with excessive load times when large number of regular expressions are imported via CSV
- Fixed an issue preventing copies used for native excel to also copy the “read only” flag resulting in errors when processing text or placing redactions on the native
- Fixed an issue resulting in the “View HOCR” links from displaying in recent versions of Relativity 9.5+
- Fixed issues with numerous file outliers significantly improving the range of document support of Blackout for both XLS and XLSX files
- Privilege log has been renamed “document log” on the report page to enforce that it is not a proper replacement for privilege log creation
- Fixed an issue that resulting in download original targeting the incorrect original document for different excels when navigating between documents using the arrow buttons on the viewer
- Fixed an issue that would result in native excel jobs eventually failing when running with a very large number of regular expressions
- Added new message to indicated when a job cannot be ran to a delete saved search or a markup set