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    Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    Was the unique identifier removed from the Office 2000 suite?

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    Which unique identifier are you talking about? You still need a CD key.
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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    i think the one that was contained in docs created in word 97. AFAIK, it was disabled in word 2000, but forget where i saw it to double check.

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    Microsoft's discussion of the use of the Unique Identifier in Office 97 products, and the steps to be taken to disable it, is here.

    Given the flack MS received on the matter, I doubt that any attempt would have been made to replicate it in Office 2000. I think we can safely say that it is not now an issue.

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    Remember that Office 97 put unique identifier information on all office documents. These allowed people to "trace" the office document to the creator. There was a big deal about it, and a patch was created for 97 to eliminate this "feature." I was wondering if the "feature" was still gone in Office 2000.

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    The feature is "in place."[img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/sick.gif[/img]

    If you doubt it, open a newly-created Word 2000 document in 2000 using Restore All Text as the document type. The wonderful metadata is there for anyone to view.[img]/w3timages/icons/yikes.gif[/img]
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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    I don't have the guid which is what i thought the question was about. I do have my personal info that I entered into the username field.

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    So are you aware of a patch to remove the "feature?" Does the Office 97 patch work?

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    I stand corrected [img]/w3timages/icons/blush.gif[/img] -- it's not the gui... however, it still does give user info, as well as any type of versions created using the track changes feature. An effective [img]/w3timages/icons/love.gif[/img]<font color=red>Free</font color=red>[img]/w3timages/icons/kiss.gif[/img] tool can be found at the Payne Consulting site. It's the Metadata Assistant.
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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    There's also an updated kb article from Microsoft on removing metadata from Word 2000 documents.

    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q237/3/61.ASP

    Does the Payne tool work with Word 2000 documents? I couldn't find any references in the online blurbs.

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    Re: Unique Identifier in Office 2000?

    I've never encountered a problem with it, but have only been using for about a month or so. Word 97 and Word 2000 are very similar in many respects, and it's been my experience that most VBA functions will work with 2K if they work with 97.[img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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