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    Personal Data (OXP-SP2; WinME)

    How can I stop the Office programs from associating a name with each file? I've been into WORD Tools/Options/User-Information and deleted the information, but it reappears when I close and reopen the program. I did a search and found DAT and other system files that contain the data, but I don't know what, if any, program to use to edit this data nor which of the files I should attempt to change and which to leave alone.

    Suggestions greatly appreciated and gratefully received.

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    Re: Personal Data (OXP-SP2; WinME)

    Information about registered user is stored in the Registry under
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Common UserInfo
    (for Office XP) in three binary entries: UserName, UserInitials and Company - it is information that was inputed during setup. You can modify this information putting, for example, (blank space) or (dot) character codes.

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    Re: Personal Data (OXP-SP2; WinME)

    Thank you for the response.

    I used Regedit (Start/Run - Regedit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Office, 10, UserInfo) to look at the registry entry you suggested and found only 00's. Did I miss something?

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    Re: Personal Data (OXP-SP2; WinME)

    I only saw it quickly, but I think Word now has an options tab or button for metadata. Did I hallucinate that? If not, and you find it, does it actually help?

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