This month's Site-tation from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center has an informative article entitle, Lemon Juice, Cornstarch, and Microsoft: Invisible Ink And Your Documents
. Originally published in the Summer 2004 issue of the Wisconsin State Bar Section of Law Practice's Law Practice News
, the article warns that MS Word documents can unintentionally reveal sensitive information (a.k.a. "metadata").
The author offers two solutions: 1) searching the Microsoft website and following the step-by-step to remove the metadata; or 2) simply convert the document to PDF before sharing it with others. Very valuable advice.