word creation date



terry
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Can anyone please help. I recently asked for a copy of a docuement that
it was claimed was sent to me a month prevoiusly. The author emailed an
attachment they claimed to be the original WORD docuement. However the
properties showed this had only just been created. Can I rely on this
or could it have been created when claimed. Thanks


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terry

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
No, but do you have a reason to suspect the person who created the file is
lying to you? All it takes is opening a file and saving it before closing to
change a date. If this is something for legal purposes, I'd definitely ask.
You could mention this date question but you'll never really know what the
truth is.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"terry" <terry.1r8phn@news.officefrustration.com> wrote in message
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>
> Can anyone please help. I recently asked for a copy of a docuement that
> it was claimed was sent to me a month prevoiusly. The author emailed an
> attachment they claimed to be the original WORD docuement. However the
> properties showed this had only just been created. Can I rely on this
> or could it have been created when claimed. Thanks
>
>
> --
> terry

TF
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Open the document and use Insert, Field, CreateDate. It should display the
date the document was created unless the sender has been deliberate in
masking the date by opening and using SaveAs to create a new document from
it.

If you are really sure that it has been doctored and it is hurting you
financially, there are utilities out there that can sniff out hidden
metadata and reveal all that has happened to the document.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"terry" <terry.1r8phn@news.officefrustration.com> wrote in message
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:
: Can anyone please help. I recently asked for a copy of a docuement that
: it was claimed was sent to me a month prevoiusly. The author emailed an
: attachment they claimed to be the original WORD docuement. However the
: properties showed this had only just been created. Can I rely on this
: or could it have been created when claimed. Thanks
:
:
: --
: terry

Anne Troy
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I think, more importantly, can he show you the original email with the file
attached?
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~Anne Troy

www.OfficeArticles.com
www.MyExpertsOnline.com


"terry" <terry.1r8phn@news.officefrustration.com> wrote in message
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>
> Can anyone please help. I recently asked for a copy of a docuement that
> it was claimed was sent to me a month prevoiusly. The author emailed an
> attachment they claimed to be the original WORD docuement. However the
> properties showed this had only just been created. Can I rely on this
> or could it have been created when claimed. Thanks
>
>
> --
> terry

Amedee Van Gasse
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Anne Troy shared this with us in microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> I think, more importantly, can he show you the original email with
> the file attached?

Indeed, and an email can be embedded inside another email. I use this
all the time to transport emails from one computer to another AND keep
important metadata like date, original sender, headers,...

This is as simple as pump water: create a new email, and drag the old
email inside the new email.

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Amedee Van Gasse


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