Re: [External] Word 2013: Author variable

Subject: Re: [External] Word 2013: Author variable
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Chinell, Bear BIS" <David -dot- Chinell -at- fs -dot- utc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 08:28:01 -0700

Yes, well, that's certainly what I thought based on prior experience. But
in the systems at this location, it's being overridden by Microsoft account
data. The field is filled with *person -at- company -dot- com <person -at- company -dot- com>*.

Yet in checking my own system, *File* > *Options* > *General â **User
Name*yields my name in the desired format.

Therein lies the rub.

> Chris


On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 7:46 AM, Chinell, Bear BIS
<David -dot- Chinell -at- fs -dot- utc -dot- com>wrote:

> Chris:
>
> Author is a built-in document property. When you create a new document,
> Word sets the value to whatever value is in File > Options > General > User
> Name. After that, I doesn't change the value of the property.
>
> So your authors would need to make sure that setting is correct on their
> machines. That should do it.
>
> Unless an over-zealous IT department is overwriting that value each
> session or something.
>
> Once the property is set to the value you want, you can insert it anywhere
> in the document, as you would any other property field.
>
> Bear
>
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