Training Courses

What is metadata - How it relates to Microsoft Word Documents

This course is designed for Solicitors, Barristers and any other professionals who have to deal with computer-based evidence within their line of work. This is a self-contained module with three hours of tuition. Due to the length of the module it can be delivered within the Solicitors firm or Barristers chambers as a morning or afternoon session. This provides maximum flexibility for busy professionals. Different modules can be joined together to create a course to match the specific needs of the client.

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to provide the candidate with an explanation of metadata, what metadata is contained within Microsoft Word Documents and an understanding of how the metadata changes according to the actions of a user.

At the end of the course the candidate will be able to explain the relevance of the metadata entries and identify when separate documents have originated from the same source.

Course Level

This course is an introductory level course. Therefore no previous experience with Microsoft Word is required.

Course content

The course will cover the following subjects.

  • What is Metadata
  • File Properties (file creation times and dates)
  • Explanation of the following Metadata terms

Last Printed
Edit Time
Revision Number

  • How the metadata can change by a user carrying out the following actions on a document


Each section of the course will be covered by a PowerPoint presentation followed by a short movie clip to reinforce and highlight the important points.

At the end of the course there will be a short knowledge check to confirm the candidates level of understanding.

Each candidate will receive a detailed guide that covers all aspects of the course that can be used as a reference guide.






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Metadata - How it relates
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