Privacy Issues: April 2006 Archives

Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data

We talked about this a couple of years ago but as tips and tricks go it is a must have in your privacy toolset and best of all it's free.

Did you know that when you edit a Microsoft Word document there are all kinds of hidden meta-data in the document that you cannot see? With this little add-in you can permanently remove hidden and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from Word 2003/XP, Excel 2003/XP, and PowerPoint 2003/XP files. If only certain government officials had known about the tool because meta-data has led to a few scandals in the past!

The Remove Hidden Data add-in is a tool that you can use to remove personal or hidden data that might not be immediately apparent when you view the document in Microsoft Office. The tool is free but only works in 2003/XP.

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