What’s hidden in your Microsoft Office documents may harm you.
There’s a lot more information than you may imagine lurking in all
of your Office documents, and those who receive and view them can
see it all. There’s hidden text, names of author documents,
revision history and markup, hidden cells, hidden spreadsheets, the
total number and time of revisions, and more.
Think this doesn’t matter? Think again. Back in 2006, Google
accidentally told the world about very sensitive financial
projections because it posted a PowerPoint presentation that had
notes with that information in it. And in 2003, Prime Minister Tony
Blair’s top communications aide Alistair Campbell released a Word
document with hidden information that proved the British government
used plagiarized documents as a way to justify its involvement in
the Iraq war.
This free program will make sure incidents like that don’t
happen to you. Point it at any document, and it analyzes it, and
shows you all the private information lurking in it. The program
then cleans up the document for you, so that the information won’t