1. Home
  2. Boost Productivity with Essential Windows Tips & Tricks
  3. Microsoft office 2010 document inspector

Microsoft Office 2010 Document Inspector

The Document Inspector feature of Office lets you check your document for hidden properties and personal information. As the co-authoring feature of Office 2010 is quite famous and many users work on the same document at the same time, it is a good idea to use the Document Inspector before you share an electronic copy of your Office document, such as in an e-mail attachment.

It is recommended that you create a copy of your office document before applying the Document Inspector on it. Open the document upon which you wish to apply the inspection, hit the Office(File Menu) button, and click  Info from the left sidebar.

Document Inspector

Now under the Prepare for Sharing option, choose Inspect Document.

Document Inspector 2010

In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected, and then click the Inspect button.

Inspect Docuemt Office 2010

Within no time, it will display the results of the inspection in the Document Inspector dialog box.

Document Properties Office 2010 You can click the Remove All button which is available next to the inspection results to remove the hidden content from the document.


  1. I found another one, “Save preview picture with this document” … on Office Mac it’s under File > Properties > Summary. Unchecking it turned my doc from 160k to 25k.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.