Remove hidden data from Office documents

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint all retain recent changes to documents even though these changes are no longer visible. Unfortunately, this information can be easily recovered with a simple text editor. This presents a real security threat and potential legal problems as well. Microsoft has released a free Office XP/2003 add-in that removes this hidden information. This is an essential download for all Office XP/2003 users. Free, 280KB

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