MS Excel / Word – 2 Ways to Change Author Name


MS Office products are full of amazing features. The more you learn the more you have to explore.

There are times when we have a firm reason to change the author of a ms word doc or an ms excel spreadsheet. In some cases, the urge is to just replace the author name instead of deleting it. So in this post, I will show you how you can change or replace author name on your Microsoft word file in 2 ways:

Option 1

  1. Click on File > Options
  2. On the Pop-up, look under Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office on General Tab
  3. Populate User Name field with the desired author-name
  4. Check the box that says Always use these values regardless of sign in to the office
  5. Click Ok

Option 2

  1. Click on File > Save / Save As
  2. Select folder where you intend to save your file
  3. Now before clicking on the save button, update author name on the pop-up window


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