Change the author name for documents

Every time you create a new document, Microsoft Office Word sets the Author property based on the User name setting that appears in the Word Options dialog box. The User name setting also provides the name and initials that are displayed in comments and tracked changes.

Author name property matches Name application setting

1. In new documents, the name that appears as the Author property (visible in the Document Information Panel) comes from the User name box in the Word Options dialog box.

What do you want to do?

Change the author name for new documents

Change the author name in an existing document

Change the author name for new documents

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image, and then click Word Options.

  2. Click Popular.

  3. Under Personalize your copy of Office, type the author name in the User name box.

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Change the author name in an existing document

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image, point to Prepare, and then click Properties.

  2. In the Document Information Panel, type the author name in the Author box.

Note   Changing the Author property in the Document Information Panel of an existing document has no effect on the User name setting in the Word Options dialog box.

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Applies To: Word 2007



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