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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
   posted by DaveyD on 20-Aug-2003 8:15:03 (1723 reads)
Your Microsoft Word document can give readers more information about you than you might think. Even Alastair Campbell has fallen foul of the snippets of invisible data few of us realise our documents contain.

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Anonymous 
Re: The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
Posted on 20-Aug-2003 8:38:52
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Simple to solve, just cut and paste the entire document out of word and into a new word document. Then save.

This is such an old feature of word, quite a few companys have got in trouble when journalists reappear all the hidden changes in the documents. Rude things said about comeptitors. hidden meo's information removed from roadmaps or press releases.

Alternatively don't use microsoft word.

 
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Re: The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
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Alternatively use Open Office


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Re: The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
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Aye DaveyD. OOo is great indeed.


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Re: The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
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Re: The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
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I prefer Final Writer ...

(mutters to himself, walking off)

... but seriously, Open Office is good. The Calc program is
excellent. But you'll have to have some beef under the hood.
It's terribly slow to load on my 450MHz Linux box.
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Re: The hidden dangers of MS Word documents
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I find a bit alarming that they recommend Microsoft to help you. It was Microsoft who made Word in the first place. Hmmmmmm...

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