DOCX redaction app is a tool to remove personal and confidential content from DOCX. Redaction process can remove sensitive information both from content of DOCX and its metadata.

Please upload your DOCX file, specify text phrase, then phrase for substitution, and push Redact Now button. Our app will process your file and you can download the result.

The DOCX redaction app safely and completely removes sensitive content so that it is impossible to restore original content after it was processed with our tool. Our experience allowed us to redact text even in complex cases. In case your DOCX contains images with text that you want to remove or hide, we provide OCR option.

This web application is built using sanitization API implemented in the GroupDocs.Redaction for .NET library and supports the following features:

How to remove sensitive data from DOCX document using GroupDocs.Redaction App

How to remove sensitive data from DOCX document using GroupDocs.Redaction App

  • Select redaction type from "Redact" dropdown (text, metadata).
  • Select your DOCX document for redaction.
  • Enter "Text search value" and "Redaction replace value".
  • Click on "Redact Now" button to upload and redact your DOCX file.
  • Once your DOCX document is redacted click on "Download Now" button.
  • You may also send the download link to any email address by clicking on "Send" button.


  • ❓ How can I sanitize sensitive content from DOCX files?
    First, you need to upload a file: drag & drop your DOCX file or click inside the white area to choose a file, then you will have to choose type of redaction, replacement and options.
  • ⏱️ How long does it take to clean up the sensitive data from a DOCX file?
    The redaction works fast - typically it takes a couple of seconds to clean up a DOCX file.
  • 🛡️ Is it safe to sanitize DOCX files using free GroupDocs.Redaction App?
    Of course! The redacted files will be available shortly after the file uploaded and will be deleted in 24 hours.
  • 💻 Can I open DOCX and redact DOCX sensitive data on Linux, Mac OS, or Android?
    Yes, you can use the free GroupDocs.Redaction on any operating system that has a web browser - our DOCX redaction application works online and does not require any software installation.
  • 🌐 What browser should I use to sanitize DOCX document sensitive data?
    You can use any modern browser to redact out DOCX sensitive data, for example, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, or Safari.
  • </> What code is running on the server-side to redact DOCX data?
    Detailed code examples are available at GitHub in the form of executable projects. If you are interested in particular code for data redaction, feel free to review sanitization examples (.NET, Java).
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