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How to remove custom template information from word document (doc/docx) before sending.

Sometime you may use a custom template to build the document and then later you may want to  remove such information from the documents properties before distribution.

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The steps are as below:
Removing the template information without removing all other “personal” data:

Open Word. Click “File” and then “Options” on the bottom of the left sidebar.

The Word Options dialog provides you with a variety of settings to help you manage Word.

Click “Add-Ins” on the left sidebar. A list of Microsoft Office Add-ins appears under Add-Ins. Select “Templates” in the box next to Manage at the bottom and then click the “Go%u2026” button.

The Templates and Add-Ins dialog opens with your current template listed in the field under Document Template.

Open Word. Click “File” and then “Options” on the bottom of the left sidebar. The Word Options dialog provides you with a variety of settings to help you manage Word.

Click “Add-Ins” on the left sidebar. A list of Microsoft Office Add-ins appears under Add-Ins.

Select “Templates” in the box next to Manage at the bottom and then click the “Go%u2026” button. The Templates and Add-Ins dialog opens with your current template listed in the field under Document Template.

Delete the current template name and select OK. (alternatively select “Attach” and choose Normal.dotm).

In the properties summary the template should now show as: normal.dotm

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