Submit Clean Paper

AEJMC TutorialsHow to Ensure Blind Review
Authors MUST remove personal information from documents before uploading papers to ALL ACADEMIC to ensure blind review.

The following links are instructional tutorials for Clean Paper Submissions for AEJMC paper submitters. These videos are designed to help authors upload papers for the AEJMC Conference without hidden personal information in the document.

Each video includes brief step-by-step instructions for MAC and PC users.

If you have additional questions about this process, contact your paper chair or Felicia G. Brown, AEJMC.

Video Tutorials


Instructions for many programs/operating systems are shown below OR you may DOWNLOAD the instructions.

Word 2007 for Windows:

  • Click on the Office buttons in the upper left
  • Go to the Prepare item in the menu
  • Click on Properties
  • On the menu bar click on Document Properties and then Advanced
  • Properties

The properties can also be removed by clicking on the Office button and going to Prepare and then Inspect Document. Next click on Inspect and then on Remove All next to the document properties item. Then finally Save the document.

Word 2003 for Windows:

  • Open the file in Word
  • Go to File on the menu bar
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on the Summary Tab
  • If anything appears that indicate the author, delete the information.

The properties items can also be removed by clicking Save As on the File menu. Click on the Tools item at the top of the Save As page. Click on the Security option. When the Security page opens check the item that reads Remove personal information from file properties on save.

Word 2002 for Windows:

  • Open the file in Word
  • In the menu, go to ‘Tools’ => ‘Options’
  • Select the ‘Security’ tab
  • Under Privacy options, enable ‘Remove personal information from file
  • properties on save’
  • Click on ‘Ok’ to save the preference settings
  • Save the document

Word 2000 for Windows:

  • Open the file in Word
  • In the menu, go to ‘Tools’ => ‘Options’
  • Select the ‘User Information’ tab
  • Under Privacy options, select ‘Remove personal information from file
  • properties on save’
  • Click on ‘Ok’ to save the preference settings
  • Save the document

Word 2008 for Apple/Mac:

  • Open the file in Word
  • In the menu, go to ‘Word’ => ‘Preferences’ => ‘Personal Settings’
  • Select the ‘Security’ tab
  • Under Privacy options, enable ‘Remove personal information from this
  • file on save’
  • Click on ‘Ok’ to save the preference settings
  • Save the document

Word 2004 for Apple/Mac:

  • Open the file in Word
  • In the menu, go to ‘Word’ => ‘Preferences’ => ‘Security’
  • Enable ‘Remove personal information from this file on save’
  • Click on ‘Ok’ to save the preference settings
  • Save the document

NeoOffice for Apples/Mac:

  • Open the file in NeoOffice
  • In the menu, go to ‘NeoOffice’ => ‘Preferences’
  • Under the left-hand, ‘NeoOffice’ menu, select ‘Security’
  • Enable ‘Remove personal information on saving’
  • Click on ‘Ok’ to save the preference settings
  • In the menu, go to ‘File’ => ‘Properties’
  • Disable ‘Apply user data’ and click on the ‘Reset’ button
  • Save the document

OpenOffice, all platforms

  • Open the file in OpenOffice
  • In the menu, go to ‘Tools’ => ‘Options…’
  • Under the left-hand, ‘OpenOffice’ menu, select ‘Security’
  • Click on the ‘Options…’ button for ‘Security options and warnings’
  • Enable ‘Remove personal information on saving’
  • Click on ‘Ok’ to save the preference settings
  • In the menu, go to ‘File’ => ‘Properties’
  • Disable ‘Apply user data’ and click on the ‘Reset’ button
  • Save the document

Find and remove hidden data and personal information
You can use the Document Inspector to find and remove hidden data and personal information in Word documents that were created in Microsoft Word 2010 and earlier versions. It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector before you share an electronic copy of your Word document, such as in an e-mail attachment.

1. Open the Word document that you want to inspect for hidden data and personal information.
2. Click the File tab, click Save As, and then type a name in the File name box to save a copy of your original document.

Important It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector on a copy of your original document, because it is not always possible to restore the data that the Document Inspector removes.

3. In the copy of your original document, click the File tab, and then click Info.
4. Under Prepare for Sharing, click Check for Issues, and then click Inspect Document.
5. In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected. For more information about the individual Inspectors, see Information the Document Inspector finds and removes
6. Click Inspect.
7. Review the results of the inspection in the Document Inspector dialog box.
8. Click Remove All next to the inspection results for the types of hidden content that you want to remove from your document.

Important

• If you remove hidden content from your document, you might not be able to restore it by clicking Undo.
• If you want to remove hidden data and personal information from documents you save in the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format, you must run the Document Inspector every time that you save the document in this format.

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