How do I Remove Hidden Data, Personal Info and Metadata from Microsoft Office Documents

You may not be aware that Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio files often contain hidden or personal information like comments, revision marks, headers, footers and watermarks. This could place you in an embarrassing or compromising position.

In order to protect any sensitive information from accidentally being made public, perform the following steps before sharing a document with other people.

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Content Summary

Remove Hidden Data and Personal Info from Microsoft Office Word
Remove Hidden Data and Personal Info from Microsoft Office Excel Workbook
Remove Hidden Data and Personal Info from Microsoft Office PowerPoint Presentation
Remove Hidden Data and Personal Info from Microsoft Office Visio
Inspect Document on Quick Access Toolbar
Custom VBA script to Automate Document Inspection Process
Document.RemoveDocumentInformation Method
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Originally published at pupuweb.com on October 8, 2018.

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