Here are the steps to follow in order to remove metadata from your documents in Microsoft Word 2007:


  1. Open the document
  2. Click the large round Windows button in the upper left corner of Word
  3. Click on “Prepare”
  4. Click “Inspect Document”
  5. Click “Inspect” at the bottom of the window
  6. Buttons labeled “Remove All” will appear next to any category of metadata present. Click the buttons to remove this metadata. Be aware one category is for headers and footers and it is usually not desirable to remove these.
  7. Click the “Close” button to return to the document.
  8. Save your document.