How to Find Metadata in Word Documents

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Microsoft Word 2013 automatically adds metadata, such as the document's creators and the time the document was composed or edited, to documents. You can choose to manually add metadata to a document, including titles, tags and comments. To discover what metadata is attached to a document, go to the Info tab or inspect the document to view or remove this data.

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View Metadata

Step 1

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Click the File tab to open Info and Document Inspection options.

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Step 2

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Click the Info tab and choose Show All Properties to expand the current list of data.

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Step 3

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Locate the metadata entries on the right.

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Remove Metadata

Step 1

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Click Check for Issues in the Info tab and choose Inspect Document.

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Step 2

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Choose Yes from the warning dialog.

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Step 3

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Check Document Properties and Personal Information in the list of options and click Inspect.

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Step 4

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Click Remove All to delete all metadata.

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