Guest Post @ Attorney at Work: Give Final Documents a Good Scrubbing

If you send documents out for review electronically, this guest post I’ve done over at Attorney at Work is a must-read. It’s a checklist of actions you need to make sure you’ve taken prior to attaching a Word document to an email and hitting the “Send” button.  Before you start that next round of revisions, read through this and familiarize yourself with Microsoft Word’s security settings designed to combat potentially compromising metadata.

The full article can be found here.

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Is the metadata problem solved by converting to a PDF document?

    Deborah Savadra

    @Bill — I have been told that simply converting to Adobe pdf format does not necessarily get rid of all potentially compromising metadata.

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