Microsoft adds privacy filter to Word

Microsoft Corp. has created a feature to let users scrub information from Word documents about who has touched them during their creation.

Users of Microsoft Office know how handy its collaboration features can be. But once a document is ready for release to the public, removing details about who edited a document and when can be tricky.

To make the task easier, Microsoft has made the new privacy tool available for download using the update feature of any Office suite.

Although users find the collaboration features one of the best things about Word, Microsoft understood the desire to turn it off and remove some information after a collaboration is finished, said Dan Leach, group product manager for Office.

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