In Excel inspect workbook feature lets you keep private data private. Also in Excel protect workbook feature keeps data safe.
Before sharing a workbook, you'll want to make sure it doesn't include any spelling errors or information you want to keep private. Fortunately, Excel includes several tools to help finalize and protect your workbook, including Document Inspector and the Protect Workbook feature.
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Watch the video below to learn more about inspecting and protecting workbooks.
Whenever you create or edit a workbook, certain personal information may be added to the file automatically. You can use Document Inspector to remove this information before sharing a workbook with others.
Because some changes may be permanent, it's a good idea to save an additional copy of your workbook before using the Document Inspector to remove information.