Document Instpector on Mac?

I read today a blog entry regarding the hidden information in Office document and what can be done about it (Do You Know What’s Hiding in Your Documents?).

From a personal experience, especially in business negotiation and contracts, it is kind of surprising to see what can be extracted out of a seemingly clean Word document that the author did not really planned to exposed.

Microsoft has a built-in tool to clean all of that called “Document Inspector”. The tool look easy to use and similar functionality is available for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

But I was not able to find the tool or the menu option on my Mac… A google search reveal that this capability is simply not there. I’ve seen multiple discussions about this, like this one – Using document inspector to find personally identifiable information.

As a user of a Mac I find these missing capabilities as a real annoyance. I just hope that Microsoft will take that to heart and start to complete these items…

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Author: dave

Consider myself kid in soul and naive by choice. I am interested in people, technology and business and thrive when they all work together. My favorite quote and motto is that “You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time” ― Bob Marley

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