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    Hidden Text?

    Hi,

    I received a document by email which contained some marketing information.

    When I open it in Word 2000, I just see "CEB IT". But when I print (or Print preview), I see "Data Watch" in red with a strikeout.

    I'm trying to find out how that occurred. Under Tools, Options, View, I have all options checked. If I copy it into another document, I can see the "Hidden" text. I can't find a way to reveal it in the document itself though.

    How are others seeing it?
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    Re: Hidden Text?

    Hey, that document has macros/customizations in it!

    The answer to your question is: tracked changes.
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    Re: Hidden Text?

    Jeff,

    Yes, that's it. Thanks.

    I didn't find the Track Changes straight away- but when I found it under Tools, Track Changes, Highlight Changes, I found the dialog box you attached. When I clicked the "Highlight changes on screen", I could see the strikethrough text.

    I'd had a brief look at the Track changes, but I didn't go far enough.

    That's certainly a trap for the unwary. In this case, I'm sure the company didn't intend sending out information like that.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Hidden Text?

    This is an example of the problems that can occur with "metadata" in documents.

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/metadata.htm>Confidentiality</A> (www.addbalance.com/usersguide/metadata.htm) for more examples and thoughts for limiting problems.
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