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August 15, 2011 10:43 AM Subscribe
How do I make MS Word (2008, for Mac) actually
remove the author information when I save a document as a pdf? I am submitting a paper for blind review but can't expunge the author info.
posted by Beardman to computers & internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have tried this:
Preferences-->Personal Settings-->Security-->"Remove personal information from this file on Save"
...but then when I save it as a pdf, I can always right-click the thumbnail, click Get Info, and then in the More Info pane, it says Author's Name: [my name for all to see].
I know that I can use an online pdf-creator to anonymize it, but there are diagrams in the document that come out all blurry when I do that. When I make pdfs with Word, the diagrams are nice and crisp.
What am I missing?