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How do I remove metadata from a file?

On occasion, it is possible for the software you are using to automatically include personal metadata information – such as your name, organisation, etc. – when you create a file. The process of removing metadata varies depending on the type of file you are working with; the following examples concern the more common file-types.

  • Removing metadata from an MS Office file [pdf]
  • Removing metadata from an .odf file [pdf]
  • Removing metadata from a .pdf file [pdf]