How to Change the Author of a Word Document

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Microsoft Word is a word processor that is part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. When you create a new document in Microsoft Word, it will be tagged in the properties section with the name of the author that was set in Office. However, if a different person is writing the document, she might want to get credit as the author. You can easily change the author of a Microsoft Word document.

  • Open the Microsoft Word file in which you'd like to change the author.

  • Click the "File" tab.

  • Click "Info." The document's information panel appears.

  • Click on the "Properties" pull-down menu, and then click "Show Advanced Properties."

  • Click the "Summary" tab.

  • Click in the "Author" box, and then type in a new name.

  • Click "OK" to save the changes and resume working on the document.

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