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    Reading PDF's? (WinXP SP-2)

    I read the other day how vulnerable Word is for transporting venom to the recipient. It went on to suggest that to share Word doc info, you could print to PDF printer and send the resulting PDF instead.

    But they can't read this without an (Acrobat) reader, can they? Or can they? And if they do need it, is there a way to include it or a reference link?

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    Re: Reading PDF's? (WinXP SP-2)

    Most anti-virus programs will scan outgoing mail, so there should be no risk of transmitting a virus.
    If you're worried about disclosing personal information in the metadata in a Word document, tick the check box "Remove personal information from file properties on save". You only have to set this once for each document, it'll work each time you save that document from then on.

    Almost every computer user has Adobe Reader nowadays, since the pdf format is used widely to distribute documents. But if you wish, you can insert a link to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html in your mail - people can download Adobe Reader for free from that link.

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    Re: Reading PDF's? (WinXP SP-2)

    Great... thanks Hans.

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    Re: Reading PDF's? (WinXP SP-2)

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you have to download and install Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data before you get the "Remove Hidden Data..." in the drop-down menu from File...

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    Re: Reading PDF's? (WinXP SP-2)

    It depends on how much you want/need to remove.
    The built-in option "Remove personal information from file properties on save" will remove information such as who created and edited the file, company name etc. It will leave tracked changes and comments in the document (but without the name of the authors).
    There have been examples of embarrassment caused by leaving tracked changes and/or comments in a document sent to others, so if you want to make sure those are removed, you can download and use the Remove Hidden Data tool you mention.

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    Re: Reading PDF's? (WinXP SP-2)

    If you are fortunate enough to be running Outlook 2007 and/or Vista see Ryan's Look at Outlook Programmability : PDF Preview Handler for Outlook/Vista.

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