Describes how to configure Philter Studio's Settings.

To access Philter Studio's configuration, click Settings from the Tools menu. The settings displayed are described in their respective groupings below.

To modify the connection details for Philter click the Philter Connection button. Refer to Connecting Philter Studio to Philter for more information.

Configuration Options

File Output Settings

These settings control where the filtered documents are stored. By default, the output files are stored in the same directory as the source file. For instance, if the file C:\My Documents\text.docx is processed, the filtered document be written to C:\My Documents.

To change the output directory, select the Store output files in a custom directory option and select the directory.

File Viewer

When a file is opened in Philter Studio, by default, the file will be opened with the system's default editor for the file. To use a custom application, select the Use the application set below option and select the path and executable of the application.

Microsoft Word Documents

Select the Highlight changed text in documents option to apply a yellow highlight to text that has been modified by Philter.

Select the Enable track changes option to enable Microsoft Word's "track changes" feature when processing Microsoft Word documents.

Select the Add Philter properties to document option to add the following custom properties to the Microsoft document after processing:

Property Name


The document ID as assigned by Philter.

Adding the Philter properties to the document is recommended. The information added to the document properties can be useful for future reference. For example, at some point in the future with the document ID you can query the replacements made in the document. Without the document ID you will not have a way to reference the document.

If a Microsoft Word document is processed by Philter multiple times, the the document will be assigned a new document ID each time.

Default Values

Files processed by Philter have an associated context (used for grouping similar documents) and the name of a filter profile. (A filter profile is a configuration that Philter uses to determine what types of sensitive information to find and remove.)

Here you can modify the default context and default filter profile to use with Philter Studio.