Metadata Assistant – Removes the Information from Your Word, PowerPoint and Excel Files That Others Shouldn’t See
Imagine how you would feel if your opposing counsel could read your mind. Imagine how your clients would feel if they learned that you had sent your strategies and other information to the other side! Of course, you would never do that. Or, have you in fact done so – albeit unknowingly. At ITS, we not only know about Metadata, we are experts. Dan Siegel, sometimes called the “Metadata Guru” has lectured dozens of times about the legal and ethical issues relating to metadata, and can help you address your office’s needs.
If you have ever sent a copy of a Word document, or other file, to another attorney, you have almost certainly, and unwittingly, provided him or her with additional information that you had no intention of disclosing. How can this happen? Easily. Most common software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, contain metadata, which means “information about data.” According to Microsoft, metadata, which you will not see on your screen, may contain your name, initials, company or organization name, other file properties and summary information, the names of other authors of the document, information about revisions, including other versions, hidden text, comments, and the time spent editing the document. Other programs, like Corel WordPerfect, retain similar information.
To solve the problem, you need Payne Metadata Assistant 5.0, the latest version of the award winning and first-to-market security tool for removing electronic metadata, is now available to our customers. This version offers a new user interface, allowing the product to blend well with newer versions of Microsoft Office.
Metadata Assistant 5 is compatible with Microsoft Office 2016, 365, 2013, and 2010, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Server platforms. Just as with previous versions, integration with document management systems, e-mail programs and supported PDF cleaners is available.
Metadata Assistant 5 offers more file type handling than earlier versions and has also accelerated the cleaning process. Additionally, all your metadata cleaning options and the selection of files has been centralized into a single interface for all file types! This change offers more flexibility in your decision making when removing specific metadata from multiple files.
To learn more about Metadata Assistant, including purchasing it, or to arrange consulting or training, contact ITS at (610) 446-3467 or click here to contact us.