Apart from viewing document Properties in backstage view, there are two more options with the Properties button. You can add or modify the authors in the Author box, and add or modify document properties as well, such as title, category, subjects, etc. This is because shared workbooks use personal information to enable different persons to collaborate on the same workbook. You can purchase pre-paid subscriptions from a retailer or reseller, or a Microsoft support agent. To delete a comment, right-click the cell containing the comment, and then click Delete Comment on the shortcut menu. I played with the value in that field and Excel won't let it be blank.
This information can be useful, and some of it is even crucial for collaboration or for corporations to keep track of who worked on a document. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at. Then change the user name and initials. If your organization customized the Document Inspector by adding Inspector modules, you might be able to check your presentations for additional types of information. This information can let other people see the names of people who worked on your workbook, comments from reviewers, and changes that were made to your workbook. Note: Although you can remove hidden data and personal information from workbooks you have sent to other people, if the Excel workbook has been saved as a , you can't remove comments, annotations, document properties, and personal information. Although I modified the attributes in filesystem, when I go to file properties in excel it has all the original dates.
To do that, click on Tools, Options and the General tab. From then on, the copied Excel file would be not read-only and could be used instead of original one. Step 4: If your document contains Personal Information like Author then the following warning message will be displayed. It's a good idea to use the Document Inspector before you share an electronic copy of your workbook, such as in an email attachment. Screen Shot of Classic Menu for Excel. Go back into the zip utility and change the original 'core. Hidden Worksheets Hidden worksheets Note: If the hidden worksheets in your workbook contain data, you might change the results of the calculations or formulas in your workbook by removing them.
The names of the worksheets that contain the data are saved with your workbook but it isn't visible there. The Excel Document Inspection window shown below opens up. To help protect this information, make sure that any shared documents can be accessed only by trusted users. To remove this information from a shared workbook, you can copy the workbook and then unshare it. Figure 6: Document Properties in Excel 2007 Ribbon Classic Menu for Office Brings the familiar classic menus and toolbars back to Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365.
To remove this information from a shared workbook, first copy and. Also, the name field referenced below is the name that displays when somebody tries to open a file that you are using. Document properties also include information that is automatically maintained by Office programs, such as the name of the person who most recently saved a document and the date when a document was created. If you found this article helpful, and especially if you didn't, please use the feedback controls below to leave us some constructive suggestions as to how we can make it better. Now you have been able to edit excel file and make any changes to worksheet or workbook. The only disconcerting thing is the caret text cursor is not displayed initially and I could not find any code to force it to become displayed; however, once you begin typing, it will show up. After you have completed these steps, save the document, and the spreadsheet will not contain the hidden data that you have removed.
Select Restrict Formatting and Editing. Now the author name for that specific document is replaced. To allow users to edit certain cells, you can unlock the cells within the document or enable specific users to edit specific ranges in a protected worksheet. You can remove this hidden information before you share the document with other people. Office 365 plans include premium versions of these applications plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. If using 7zip its as simple as drag and dropping it back and confirming overwrite. This article will show you how to add or change document author and document properties with following methods.
The steps to unlock a spreadsheet are the same for the 2007 and 2010 versions of Microsoft Excel. Click the Properties button, and you will view Show Document Panes item and Advanced Properties item. I figured it out, and I guess it might be useful for some, so Ill answer my question myself. Now in this article, I will list several possible cases that make your workbook and worksheet read only and introduce how we can do to remove read only status from Excel file. Case 4: Worksheet and Workbook structure is locked and read only While your excel file is read only and you know it is because worksheet and workbook structure is protected, it will be easy or difficult to disable read only. For these items: The Document Inspector finds: Embedded files or objects Embedded files such as an Office or Text document or embedded objects such as a chart or an equation that may have data that isn't visible in your workbook.
Hi Rick: Even with your code which successfully creates an empty comment leaves an authorname trail. Inspector name Finds and removes Comments, Revisions, Versions, and Annotations Note: In Word Starter 2010, Document Inspector removes only versions and annotations. No matter what your case is, it shall do you no harm to learn ways to delete or change personal information on computer or digital documents, especially in an age when privacy breaches happen all the time. I am the sole User of my Spreadsheets. On the Review tab, click Protect Document. On the Review tab, click Protect Document. It may not be so silly if more than one person is adding comments to a worksheet.
To prevent Office from saving metadata along with your documents, click the File menu, click Options, and select the Trust Center category. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app. Important: We highly recommend that you use the Document Inspector on a copy of your original presentation, because it is not always possible to restore the data that the Document Inspector removes. What the Document Inspector finds and removes in Excel documents Document Inspector displays items that it detects to help you find and remove hidden data and personal information that's specific to Excel workbooks. In Excel 2007: In the copy of your original workbook, click the Microsoft Office Button , point to Prepare, and then click Inspect Document.