What is metadata on a Web page?

Metadata, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is data that describes other data. As vague as it sounds, when it comes to the Internet, it's anything but. Throughout the Web, metadata is used to describe individual pages on a websites, allowing search engines to understand what each page portrays.

What is the metadata of a document?

Document metadata is information attached to a text-based file that may not be visible on the face of the document; documents may also contain supporting elements such as graphic images, photographs, tables and charts, each of which can have its own metadata.
  • What does custom XML data mean?

    You can embed XML data in documents for some Microsoft Office applications. When you embed XML data in a document, the data is named a custom XML part. Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and VSTO Add-in projects for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • How do you update document properties in Powerpoint?

    Method A: View document properties in backstage view in PowerPoint 2010/2013
    1. Click the File tab and open the backstage view;
    2. Click the Info button on left bar;
    3. At right side, you will view your presentation properties.
  • How do you mark a workbook as final?

    To protect your workbook:
    1. Click the File tab to access Backstage view.
    2. From the Info pane, click the Protect Workbook command.
    3. In the drop-down menu, choose the option that best suits your needs.
    4. A dialog box will appear, prompting you to save.
    5. Another dialog box will appear.
    6. The workbook will be marked as final.

Updated: 3rd September 2018

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