Word document revision trails

July 22, 2006

An interesting tip I found over at lifehacker.com:

As recent news events have shown, leaving active revision trails in your MS Word documents can prove embarrassing; particularly when you’re trying to cover up criminal wrong-doing.

To avoid this tricky and embarrassing situation, make sure to remove revision tracking. Before distribution, choose Tools -> Track Changes -> Accept or Reject Changes. An interactive dialog box opens.

Select Accept All. When prompted, accept your changes and then save your work to disk.

A reader also commented that Microsoft has an add-in to remove this are more hidden data. This is available at Microsoft.com (hover for full link)

This is something I don’t think many people consider when sending Doc files (including myself) but when sending an important file it’s a very good idea to cover up your markup history!


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