[How To] Remove Hyperlinks in MS Word using Visual Basic

Documents may contain hyperlinks to other documents or web pages. Hyperlinks typically appear as blue underlined text strings.To manually delete a single hyperlink from a document, right-click the hyperlink, point to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu, and then click Remove Hyperlink. If you want to … [Read more...]

[How To] Search and Remove Hidden Text in MS Word

In Word documents, it is possible to format text as hidden. Because hidden text can contain information you may not want to distribute, you may want to unhide and remove it.  To remove all hidden text in a document, follow these steps: On the Tools menu, click Options and select the View … [Read more...]

[How To] Turn Off Fast Saves in MS Word

The Fast Saves feature automates the process of saving a document. In theory, this sounds great. However, as well as saving any changes to the document, it also retains any text that you’ve ‘deleted’ from a document. This partly explains why documents that use fast save can bloat to very large file … [Read more...]

[How To] Remove Revision Marks

Documents can contain revision marks, which allow you to determine who makes specific changes to a document. When you accept or reject revision marks, the revised text is saved in the document, and the revision marks are removed.  To accept or reject revisions, follow these steps: On the … [Read more...]

[How To] Remove Headers and Footers from Documents

Headers and footers in documents may contain identifying information. To remove information from headers and footers: On the View menu, click Header and Footer. Change the contents of the header and footer. Close the Header and Footer toolbar and return to the document. … [Read more...]

How to Remove Personal Information If MS Word Is Connected to Networks

If you are logged on to a network, your network user name may appear in the Author edit box on the Summary tab and in the Last saved by field on the Statistics tab, when you save a document. This can occur even if you have removed all other personal information from your computer. To remove … [Read more...]

How to Remove Personal Information From MS Word

To clear summary information from an existing document or template, follow these steps: Open the document. On the File menu, click Properties. On the Summary tab, clear the Author, Manager, Company, and any other boxes. On the Custom tab, delete any properties that contain … [Read more...]

Where Do I Find Summary Information in MS Word docs?

Summary information is usually saved when you create a Word document. There are several methods you can use to view this information: Open the document. On the File menu, click Properties. The Summary, Statistics, Contents, and Custom tabs may all contain various properties such as your name, … [Read more...]

How to Remove Your User Name from Your Documents

To remove your name from a document, follow these steps: Click Options on the Tools menu. Select the User Information tab. The following edit boxes appear: Name Initials Mailing Address If you do not want any of this information to appear in your documents, enter spaces or dummy text in … [Read more...]

How to Minimize Metadata in Microsoft Word 2000 Documents

This article explains various methods that you can use to minimize the amount of metadata in your Word documents. Whenever you create, open, or save a Word document, it creates metadata. Metadata is used for a variety of purposes to enhance the editing, viewing, filing, and retrieval of Office … [Read more...]