Removing Identifying Info from Entry

All identifying information from Maggie Unpublished entries must be removed (using the Document Inspector tool). If personal information is anywhere in the entry, we have no choice to disqualify it due to privacy concerns.

How to Remove Identifying Info in a PC:

Microsoft Word:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Inspect Document.

  2. In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected (to be safe, just check all the boxes).

  3. Click Inspect.

  4. Review the results of the inspection in the Document Inspector dialog box.

  5. Click Remove All next to the inspection results for the types of hidden content that you want to remove from your document.

For Older Versions of Word:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options.

  2. Click on the “Security” tab in the popup box.

  3. Under “Privacy Options,” click the box next to “Remove personal information from this file on save.”

  4. Click “OK”.

  5. SAVE the file.

How to Remove Identifying Info in a Mac:

Word 365:

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Personal Settings, click Security Preferences button.

  3. Under Privacy options, select the Remove personal information from this file on save check box.

  4. Save the document.

Notes: 

In document properties, the properties Author, Manager, and Company on the Summary tab, and Last saved by on the Statistics tab.

All names associated with comments or tracked changes are changed to "Author." If you add or edit your name in a specific comment or elsewhere in your file, that information is not removed by this procedure. You must remove that information manually.

Turn off tracking of recently used documents:

On the File menu, the Open Recent command lists the documents that you recently opened. You can hide this menu option so that other people who use your computer can't see the list of recently used documents.

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click General Preferences button.

  3. Clear the Track recently opened documents check box.

For Older Mac Users:

  1. Go to Word, then Preferences

  2. Click on “Security” in the popup box

  3. Under “Privacy Options,” click the box next to “Remove personal information from this file on save.”

  4. Click “OK”

  5. SAVE the file

**IMPORTANT: After you save the file, go to FILE and then click on  PROPERTIES. Make sure your name is not in the Title field. You’ll need to manually erase it, then save the entry again.

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