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Discussion in 'Help & Feedback' started by Rockstar, 18th Mar, 2016.

  1. Rockstar

    Rockstar Well-Known Member

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    Hi Folks, If I attach a standard word doc in a post can anyone discover my identity? ie: can they see details of who created the doc?
    Thanks, RS
     
  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I believe you can
    I have looked up people's names before through word documents.

    However I have no idea how to stop that, never tried I have always been an open book online and off line and have never tried to hide anything.
     
  3. Raydar

    Raydar Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no. Office docs would usually include information about the user that created the document, this is pulled from the user profile on a computer or mac. So if this information was true, ie you use the real name, it is possible to look at the details of the file.
     

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  5. Rockstar

    Rockstar Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks, I checked the user name (which doesn't indicate my name) so this should be ok? I think the User name corresponds to Author? I am using Word 2007