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How to use the built-in privacy options for Word 2002!


Are there any privacy options included in Word 2002? Someway to keep others from seeing the author of a document and such.


This question was answered on April 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Built-in privacy options

Word 2002 makes it easy for you to remove certain types of personal information for privacy with a single click This built-in option is called 'Remove personal information from this file on save' An example of why you would use this feature could be because the document properties may include an author's name, a manager's name, or a company's name Word 2002 stores information like this to make it easier for you to search for documents and to track their contents

To use this option:

1 Open up your word application

2 Go to the Tools menu

3 Click on Options

4 Then click the Security tab & use the option

Now you have your privacy as well as piece of mind.

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on April 16, 2003