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    sanitizing released document (2000 & others)

    I have to release a document in "MS Word format" to some folks I don't really trust, although I don't think they would try to attack my computer, or even have the technical ability to do so. What is the best way to sanitize the document as much as possible? I could write it out to WP, RTF, but not to a plain text file (as I have to release something that prints just the way it did before), and then read it back in and save a copy that I give them. Or I can write it out in an older version of Word and then give them that (w/o converting it back to Word 2000). What would be best? Thanks!

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    Re: sanitizing released document (2000 & others)

    See <post#=277803>post 277803</post#> by Jefferson Scher.

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    Re: sanitizing released document (2000 & others)

    The cloning procedure (link above) removes certain hidden history but faithfully copies any of the following:

    Hidden text
    Tracked changes
    Comments
    Document properties

    These are all areas you can check to see if anything is being disclosed.

    If they don't need to edit it, and they don't read the Lounge <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>, you can make it hard to mess with by using Tools>Protect, choosing Forms and setting a hard to guess password. But this can be defeated, so don't count on it.

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