[Video] How to remove private data from MS Word before Converting to PDF

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Hey! Stop before you create that PDF! When Word Tips and Tricks was a small child it created a PDF without removing important things in the file properties.

Things grandma didn’t want published on the interweb. Alas, WTT didn’t know and got a good ol’ whippin’ for our troubles.

These days we know better. Maybe you’d prefer not to get a good ol whippin too. If so, read on.

How to remove private data from MS Word before Converting to PDF

  1. Use the Document Inspector to find and remove hidden data and personal information in Word documents.
  2. Open the Word document that you want to inspect for hidden data and personal information.
  3. Click the File tab, click Save As, and save a copy of your original document.
  4. In the copy of your original document, click the File tab, and then click Info.
  5. Click Check for Issues, and then click Inspect Document.
  6. In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected.
  7. Click Inspect.
  8. Review the results of the inspection in the Document Inspector dialog box.
  9. Click Remove All next to the inspection results for the types of hidden content that you want to remove from your document.

Now, was that so hard?

How to remove private data from MS Word before Converting to PDF

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