How to Edit Author Name in Microsoft Word on Windows 11 Systems

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If you are using your computer and editing a document on Word, your account name will be added to the list of authors. However, if for some reason you are using someone else’s computer, and you wish for your name to be featured as well, you can do it manually. This tutorial will show you how to edit author name in Microsoft Word on Windows 11 systems.

Edit Author Name in Microsoft Word

There are different ways to edit the author name. You can edit the name in an existing document and a new document. I will walk you through these methods step by step.

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Edit Author Name in New Document

Step-1: Open Microsoft Word.

Step-2: Click on File.

Edit Author in Microsoft Word

Step-3: Click on the Info tab in the left pane.

Edit Author in Microsoft Word

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Step-4: Under the Related People section, you will see Author Name. Click on the Add an Author option and enter the author name in the space provided.

Edit Author in Microsoft Word

You can make changes to the author name by following the steps below:

  1.  Click on the Options tab in the left pane. (You may have to click on More first and then get the Options tab depending on your Word version)
    Options
  2.  In the General tab, under Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office, add the name and initials of the author. (If you wish to continue using these initials in the future as well, check the Always use these values regardless of sign-in to Office) Press OK.
    Edit Author in Microsoft Word

If you wish to delete an author, you can do that too:

  1.  In the Info tab, right-click on the author you wish to remove.
  2.  Select Remove person.
    Delete

Edit in Existing Document

You can make changes to an existing document as well.

Step-1: Open the document you wish to edit the author for.

Step-2: Click on File.

Step-3: Click on Info.

Step-4: Right-click on the author you wish to change and select Edit Property.

Edit Author in Microsoft Word

Step-5: Add a new author name or email id and press OK.

Edit Property

You can delete the author as you did in the last method. Just right-click on the author and select Remove person.

I hope this helped. Let us know if you have any more questions in the comments below.

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