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    Track Changes (2007)

    My understanding, correct me if I'm wrong, is/was that in prior version (and maybe 2007), if a user was using Track Changes, then sent a finished document to someone (accepting all of the changes), that the end user could STILL see the changes that were made. Is that true? If so, I wonder how they could see those changes if they were all accepted?! If this is true, is there a way to not enable this?

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    Re: Track Changes (2007)

    A Word document consists of the text of the document and of so-called metadata such as the name of the author and information about tracked changes. Even if all changes are accepted, some of the old text may be left behind in the metadata; this would become visible if you open the document with the option "Recover text from any file".
    Starting with Word 2002, you can remove this information by ticking the check box "Remove personal information from this file on save" in the Security tab of Tools | Options (this is a per document setting). This will remove *all* such information, including the name of the author etc.

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    Re: Track Changes (2007)

    Thanks, Hans...I'm trying to find this setting in Word 2007. Do you know where it is? I've been looking in Word Options but haven't found it yet.

    --> Found it!

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