Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Removing Document Metadata

Nobody really wants someone receiving electronic versions of their documents to be able to tell when a document was created, updated, what was updated and when, etc... And, in the legal field, those needs are even more critical.

Microsoft provides a tool to remove this information from your documents created with Office, Excel or preventing. The Office 2003/XP add-on is available by clicking here.

This website also contains the directions on how to remove what Microsoft calls "hidden data" from the documents after the add-on is applied.

This is not a new download, I don't mean to imply that, but it is in some circles a little known fact that all of this hidden document metadata is available in the files we routinely create which is why this add-on is worthy of somewhat frequently highlighting.