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Is there a Linux utility that can clear Word Document properties?

I want to keep the doc file. These are the properties that Word auto fills and I'd like them removed:

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You could use OpenOffice.org Writer . You can find more details here

or else have a look at wvware

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thanks for the link I'll check it out – Kugel Aug 6 '10 at 15:25

I'm not sure what you're asking. You could just open the doc in OpenOffice, then Save As a native OO document (which would remove any M$ Word-specific properties.)

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We ended up using aspose for that, we already had a licence.

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Unless you are looking to batch clean these files, you could just copy+paste the text into any other document editing program. I assume you are stripping the meta-data, not formatting.

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