Miscellaneous Articles & Tips
Change the Author Property of
MS Office Files
When a file is saved in a Microsoft Office program, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, the Author property is automatically assigned, according to the user name entered when the software was installed.
To view or edit the name simply click the File tab > Options > General category. It will be displayed in the User name: box, where you can easily change it.
HOW CAN I ADD, REMOVE OR EDIT THE AUTHOR IN A FILE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SAVED?
OPTION 1: Click the File tab > Info > Related People > Author and then right-click the name and choose Edit or Remove OR click Add an Author under the current author name to add additional author(s), keeping the current author(s).
OPTION 2: If saving under a new title using File > Save As, click the author name to delete, edit or add another name.
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