Careful with that Word doc, Eugene!

From Woody’s Office Watch of August 1, 2003. There’s a wealth of information that can be stored in a Word document that you might never see. Witness this story on ComputerBytesMan that discusses some interesting information stored in a UK government Word document dossier on Iraq. Fascinating reading!

If you just wanna cut to the chase, in Word 2002, go to Tools -> Options -> Security and check the box labelled “Remove Personal Information From This File On Save” and then save the document. According to Woody’s investigations, this information is not recorded in any easily retrievable form in Word 2002 nor Word 2003 documents; it’s only present in Word 97 and Word 2000 files.

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