Document Inspector

Hidden Data Tool

This was built-in to the Document Inspector tool

Before you share a document you can use this Document Inspector to check, find and remove information like comments, versions, tracked changes, ink annotations, document properties, hidden text, custom XML, etc

2010 Changes

(File > Info > Check for Issues > Inspect Document > Inspect
This will generate a report
If the document contains any tracked changes then you will be presented with a "Remove All" button
Using this button is not recommended unless you are very familiar with tracked changes and want to accept all the changes in a single click. There is no confirmation ??

There will be several "Remove All" buttons after the document has been inspected.
Comments - removes all comments and accepts all changes
Document Properties and Personal Information - keeps tracked changes but removes reviewer name and date/time

When you go back and select (File > Info) Prepare for sharing there is a note telling you that personal information will be removed when the document is saved.

2007 Changes

(Office > Prepare > Inspect Document > Inspect

Embedded versions have been removed

see under SharePoint

Comparing two versions
Tri-Pane - easy to compare and combine documents. Allows you to see the original document, the revised document and a merged document all at the same time. With simultaneous scrolling.
The standalone versions in Word 2003 have been removed
A more robust versioning is now available with document libraries in SharePoint in WSS3.0.

Find and remove hidden metadata and confidential/personal information
Replaces the Remove Hidden Data add-in for Office 2003
Multiple inspectors can run ??

ECMA Office open xml formats
.docx - Word document (macro free, previously .doc)
.docm - Word document (macro enabled, previously .doc)
.dotx - Word template (macro free, previously .dot)
.dotm - Word template (macro enabled, previously .dot)

By default all documents saved in the new open XML file format will be macro free and cannot contain any VBA code. This (copy from Excel)
The new office file formats are compressed into a single zip. This compressed zip file is called a document package and contains all of the content in a document, including text, images, comments, track changes, etc

index - OMPM (Office Migration Panning Manager)
index - VET (Version Extraction Tool)

The Word Source Viewer for Microsoft Office Word 2007 allows you to view and edit Open XML directly from within the Word 2007 interface. This is a learning tool to learn about Open XML, and what different markup elements do.

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