Document file properties are details about a document that help identify it. This information is populated automatically, so you might not even know it's there. This information can include:
- Descriptive title
- Author name
- E-mail routing slips
- E-mail message headers (generated when you click the E-mail button)
- Keywords that identify topics or other important information in the document
You can specify that the following information be removed when you save a document:
- Author, Manager, Company, and Last Saved by properties
- Names associated with tracked changes
- Routing slip
Although the names that are associated with hidden information are removed, the actual data remains. For example, names associated with comments change to "Author," but the comments themselves are still there. To find out how to accept or remove hidden comments, refer to the Remove tracked changes and comments section in this lesson.
Note You can also download the Remove Hidden Data add-in from the Microsoft Office Online Web site. You can run this add-in to remove hidden data from individual files, or you can run it on multiple files from the command line.