Removing hidden data from Office documents

February 28th, 2006

Here's another great article by Deb Shinder of Sunbelt on ways to remove hidden data from Office documents.  It covers simple things like clicking "Accept All Changes", recommends useful utilities and also gives you the ultimate way to remove all hidden data - convert the document to PDF!

Office documents can really disclose a lot about you and your system and as a rule I don't send out unsanitized Office documents like Word or Excel documents to untrusted sources. Instead I either clean them or send a PDF of notepad document instead.

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