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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Finalizing a Document

When you have finished creating, editing, and reviewing a document, you can make it final. Finalizing a document has three main parts:

  • Removing sensitive or surplus information from the document.
  • Marking the document as being final.
  • Signing the document with a digital signature to prove it hasn't been altered.

NOTE: Whether you need to make a document final depends on what the document is for. When you're creating documents for a company or organization that follows formal procedures, you'll probably need to produce a final version of a document for distributing electronically, archiving, or providing to regulators. When you're creating a document for your own use, or that you will print and distribute as hard copies, ...

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