Removing Hidden Data and Personal Information from Microsoft Office Documents

Information that you mean to keep to yourself—or at least within your company’s network or among a group reviewing a document—can appear in a file in places that you might not check before you distribute a document, post it on a Web site, or attach it to an e-mail message that you send to a customer, a partner, or your executive team. This information can reveal details about your organization or about the document itself that you might not want to share. So, just as you proofread and review a document for accuracy before you share it, you need to take time to review your documents for hidden data or personal information that might be stored in the document itself or ...

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