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    History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    Hi,

    Consider a document that is passed through a number of people.
    Is it poss. for let's say the 5th person to see who that last 4 were who opened/modified the document.

    The Summary tabs shows you who last saved it & when...

    Question is, how can you get info on people before that?

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    Hello musab,

    There is no (reliable) way to know which people modified a document unless you turn on revision tracking (Tools | Track Changes), but that's probably more than you bargained for. Revision tracking lets you see what was added and removed by whom.

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    If you use "Recover Text From Any File (*.*)" under Files of Type in the File Open dialog you will see the last 10 (I think) users who modified the file. The file will be hard to read, but the info is there. ( I'm not sure if this option was in a default installation of Office.)

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    In Word 2000, it seems to add records for every save (including AutoRecovery saves to my Documents and Settings path). Depending on how many of these entries are retained, you might discover only a couple of users.

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    Hi,

    The attached scrn. shot shows the Open File dialogue box.
    I cannot see the option you are referring to, pls. can you tell me where exactly to find it?

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    See screenshot.
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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    Did Hans' screen shot help?

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    Hi,

    Yes I can see the option now - thanks folks!

    Let me try it & see how I can decipher the gobbledegook to extract the info. needed.

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    Re: History of file modifiers? (XP SP2)

    Thanks folks, this seems to be helpful.

    Regards,

    m.q.

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