When copy and pasting shapes from Visio into Microsoft Word, you may get the following error message: Word is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action. Even it you cancel the message, it may continue to reappear. Rather than persist, use Task Manager to close Visio and Word. According to Microsoft, “This problem […]
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When you save a Word document, it tries to update its own settings by capturing information about the computer or network you’re working on. It needs this information in case you want to make different versions, for backing up, or for other reasons. It pulls this information from your computer’s settings and then inserts it […]
In MS Word, when using the Visual Basic Editor you can create references to other files. These references can be deleted so that the next person cannot see the names of the referenced files. You might want to do this for security reasons (if you’re sending the document to a customer) or simply to reduce […]
If you create a lot of macros in Word, you’ll probably know that you’re name is recorded as the Author. The macro begins with a header similar to the following: ‘ Macro1 Macro ‘ Macro recorded 7/12/2006 by Your Name From Word’s point of view, it makes sense to keep track of […]
Word stores the names of the last 10 people who worked on a document. This feature is hardwired into Word. You can’t turn it off. Luckily, there is a trick. Save the document to another format, such as RTF, which does not capture this information. Word deletes all information about the Author when it saves […]
If you use a routing slip when emailing a document, the routing information may be attached to the document. To remove this information from the document, save the document in a format that does not retain routing slip information, such as RTF (Rich Text Format) or HTML. Close the document, and then reopen the new […]
All documents created in Word are based on a template. Its path and name are stored in the document’s properties. To view the template name and location, follow these steps: Click File, Properties and select the Summary tab. Even if you do not send the template with the document, the document retains the name and location […]
Linked images (and other objects) contain information such as the path to the linked image. To remove linking information from your document, follow these steps: Select the linked image. Press CTRL + SHIFT + F9. This unlinks the image.
Word’s file version feature lets you save multiple versions of the same document in the same file. You can delete older versions of the document in order to reduce the file size. To delete one or more versions of a document, follow these steps: On the File menu, click Versions. Select the version of the […]
Styles can also contain metadata. To remove these styles, follow these steps: Open the Word document. On the Format menu, click Style and Formatting. Select the style that you want to delete. Click Delete to delete the style.