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So, Chris, what happens if you try to change the "Author" value in the
document properties panel? (To display the panel, go to File > Info and
select "Show Document Panel" from the "Properties" pull-down in the section
on the far right.) Is the "Author" field also locked in the document panel?
Here in small business-land, the value in the "Author" field might default
to whomever created the document (for example, me), but using the document
panel, I can change it to another name (for example, the responsible
It's a thought...
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On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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 >
> > 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
> > in the document, as you would any other property field.
> > Bear
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