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Remove hidden data and personal information by inspecting documents, presentations, or workbooks

An electronic copy of a Word document that you share with clients or colleagues often contains hidden data or personal information that is stored in the document itself or in the document properties or metadata.


Tip: If you’re just looking to not print comments, go to File > Print, click Print All Pages and uncheck Print Markup.

Types of hidden data and personal information

Word documents can contain the following types of hidden data and personal information:


  • Comments, revision marks from tracked changes, versions, and ink annotations     If you’ve collaborated with other people to create your document, your document might contain items such as revision marks from tracked changes, comments, ink annotations, or versions. This information can enable other people to see the names of people who worked on your document, comments from reviewers, and changes that were made to your document, things

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