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Excel Remove Personal Information

Sending an excel file or sharing an excel file to someone else will have some of your personal information.

The Author field will have the name of the person who started or created the workbook.

It will also contain some information when it was last printed, date modified, company name and other data or information.

Excel 2010 provides an option to remove all this information before sending out or sharing it to other parties if it is necessary to do so.

This process cannot be undone, so it is better to save another copy of the workbook. One with Personal Info and another copy for sharing without any personal info.

Below are the steps on how to do it:

Click on "File" or the "Ribbon".

Select "Info", and click "Check for Issues".


A pop down menu will open.

Click on "Inspect Document"


Tick the options that need to be inspected. Default all check boxes are tick. Click on "Inspect" button.


Once inspecting process has been done, Excel will prompt what are the necessary parameters to remove.

Select which option you want to remove and click on "Remove All" button.


Now the workbook should not contain any data or information that has been remove.

Save the workbook and should be ready for sharing.



Cheers! Hope it helps!!!

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