Re: [External] Word 2013: Author variable

Subject: Re: [External] Word 2013: Author variable
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Debra Kahn <kahndebra -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 09:32:13 -0700

I may be trying to over-engineer the template.

The outlined steps are more than what I have now, which is simply a field
entitled DocAuthor. The author is to click that field and type his/her
name. Done. If they have to monkey around in settings, I'll meet too much
resistance.

My audience being PMs, engineers and sales peeps, I'm looking for the best
KISS method that uses the absolute *least* number of steps.

> Chris


On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 8:38 AM, Debra Kahn <kahndebra -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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
> engineer).
>
> It's a thought...
> Deb Kahn
>
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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 >
>> 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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References:
Word 2013: Author variable: From: Chris Morton
RE: [External] Word 2013: Author variable: From: Chinell, Bear BIS
Re: [External] Word 2013: Author variable: From: Chris Morton
Re: [External] Word 2013: Author variable: From: Debra Kahn

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