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Where I work, we prepare documents in MS Word 2000. Recently, we sent a
document on CD-ROM to a client. (Conversation with boss; "Are you SURE you
don't want this as PDF?" Boss; "I'd rather send it in Word.") So, in
read-only format, with all the Track Changes functions turned off, off this
When our client got it, they opened it--and saw the change history, what it
had said before we customised it for them, queries to developers, et cetera.
Horrors, recriminations, etc. I tried to turn on the Track Changes again for
the original document, but this revealed nothing.
My question is: How can I save a Word document so that the Track Changes
history cannot be turned on again? And are there any other hints for
maintaining Word document confidentiality? I know, putting it in a PDF is
the best read-only option, but I work with many people who have a strong
preference for Word documents.