Text that is marked for redaction is deleted in Word 2003

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Symptoms
When you mark text for redaction in Microsoft Office Word 2003, the text is deleted from the document instead of being redacted.
Cause
This issue may occur if you installed the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in version 1.1 and then installed the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel to remove the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in version 1.1. Then, download and install the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in version 1.2.

Step 1: Remove the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in version 1.1

  1. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. In the Currently installed programs list, click Word 2003 Redaction Add-in version 1.1, and then click Remove.

Step 2: Download and install the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in version 1.2

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the RedactionSetup.msi package now.

Release Date: March 27, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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