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How To Remove Hidden Data...!

by TomBarry1 / November 22, 2014 5:41 PM PST

How to remove hidden data from Word, Office, and Excel. Which where created earlier they definitely have some hidden data and i need to remove them.

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Called Metadata
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 22, 2014 6:19 PM PST

See if this helps;

Remove hidden data and personal information by inspecting documents


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Re: remove hidden data
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 22, 2014 6:23 PM PST

What version of Office (95,98,2002,2007,2010,2013, 365, or one of the Mac editions)? That might make a difference.


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Thanks for your support
by TomBarry1 / December 15, 2014 4:25 PM PST
In reply to: Re: remove hidden data

I'm using Office version 2010. I gone through that site but its a bit confusing while going through the process. And not yet completely fixed.

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Removing hidden data from Word Doc
by saqqi01 / December 23, 2014 2:20 PM PST

Word documents can contain the following types of hidden data and personal information:

Comments, revision marks from tracked changes, versions, and ink annotations If you collaborated with other people to create your document, your document might contain items such as revision marks from tracked changes, comments, ink annotations, or versions. This information can enable other people to see the names of people who worked on your document, comments from reviewers, and changes that were made to your document.

Document properties and personal information Document properties, also known as metadata, include details about your document such as author, subject, and title. Document properties also include information that is automatically maintained by Office programs, such as the name of the person who most recently saved a document and the date when a document was created. If you used specific features, your document might also contain additional kinds of personally identifiable information (PII), such as e-mail headers, send-for-review information, routing slips, and template names.

Headers, footers, and watermarks Word documents can contain information in headers and footers. Additionally, you might have added a watermark to your Word document.

Hidden text Word documents can contain text that is formatted as hidden text. If you do not know whether your document contains hidden text, you can use the Document Inspector to search for it.

Document server properties If your document was saved to a location on a document management server, such as a Document Workspace site or a library based on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, the document might contain additional document properties or information related to this server location.

Custom XML data Documents can contain custom XML data that is not visible in the document itself. The Document Inspector can find and remove this XML data.

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