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Think Twice Before Posting Word Documents

Microsoft Word bytes Tony Blair in the butt.

This should come as no surprise to anyone in the consulting, marketing, or PR fields. You always send PDF documents for this very reason.

Word XP has an option on the Tools|Options|Security tab titled: Remove personal information from file properties on save. It's always a good idea to have this checked. Details on the kind of metadata available in Word documents and removal instructions are detailed in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

The moral of the story: Use the PDF format for external communications.


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This is exactly what jumped... (Below threshold)

This is exactly what jumped up aOur law firm has drilled the metadata mantra into our heads as well, especially when email documents (Word documents) to adversaries. PDF is the way to go.

Of course, we wouldn't HAVE this problem if we'd just stuck to WORDPERFECT which is immune to embedded virii, corruption and other shenanigans.

When will they learn?






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