How to Change the Default Author Name in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is among the most popular text editors on the market (it is, after all, part of the famed Microsoft Office). When you create a document in Microsoft Word, the documents have an author assigned by default; the person who owns the account on your PC.

The name of the author of the document can be seen on the information page in Word. The complete properties of the document can be viewed in the lower side of the Info page including the name of the authors, editors and others involved in document creation. Author’s name is retained by the document as an informational attribute.

If you wish to change the name of author in the documents you are creating, you will have to manually change it on the Info page. Here's how:

    ■Initialize the Microsoft Word 2013 program.

    ■On the program window, select FILE from the menu bar.


    ■On the Info screen, from the bottom right corner, under the Related People section,
    click the Add an author field.

    ■Type your name to use it as the author of the document.


    ■Delete other existing author names by right-clicking on them, and clicking on the Remove Person option in order to use your name as the default author.

Now restart the Word application. On the Info page you will be able to see the new author’s name that you just added. As a side note, Word has an option of adding the names in the Author section by using your contacts book or from online global contacts.

Note: You can also edit, rename, or remove the names from the Related People section.
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