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How Do I Change the Default Author's Name in MS Word?

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The MS Word 2013 application, the text editor supplied by Microsoft in their MS Office applications package is one of the most popular text editor. When you create a document in MS Word, the documents have a default author name. The default author of an MS Word documents is the name of the person who holds an account on the PC or the device on which the MS Word is installed and used.

The name of the author of the document can be seen on the information page of MS 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 other related people. Author’s name is retained by the document as an informational attribute.

Author’s name help in managing documents, and it also helps in keeping track of the document. In other words, the author’s name helps in keeping authority of the document. If you wish to change the name of author in the documents you are creating, you will have to manually change it on the MS Word’s Info page.

The author’s name helps keep track of documents and their attributes such as, who made the document, and who were the editors in making the final version of that document. In order to change the default author’s name in MS Word document, you are required to follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Initialize the MS Word 2013 program.

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



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

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



  5. 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 MS 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, MS 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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