Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using the Document Inspector
using the Document Inspector
Before you send a document to another user or share it in a
public folder, you should use the Document Inspector to find
and remove any personal or confidential information that
should not be disclosed.
might be found in document properties, in text under headings
that are collapsed, or in text that is formatted as hidden. The
Document Inspector can search for these locations and more.
If the Document Inspector finds these types of locations, it
offers to remove them. In some cases—for example, text under
collapsed headings—the removal of all the locations would be
wrong. Instead, you should examine the document and remove
only sensitive information.
Sensitive data might be in comments or tracked changes, which
you might not notice if the document is set to show Simple
Markup or No Markup. Names, dates, and other information
Inspect a document
1 Click File to display the Info tab of the Backstage view.
Click the Check For Issues button and then, on the menu that
appears, click Inspect Document.