Talk about pain! All I wanted to do was to reset “total editing time” and “revision” fuckery fields in my Word document. Theeeen I googled this shit and found out that – nope, no banana – can’t do that.
I am in IT right?
HA! docx = zip and then you can open it up and just edit a few files to get that info the way you want it.
Or so I thought anyway – and corrupted my goddamn 60 pages long, nicely formatted document.
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- Goodbye Rackspace.
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- MySQL Replication Lag – sometimes it’s not what you think
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