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How to add and change document author (document properties) in Excel

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2020-04-30

By default, a workbooks' author is the user name of who create the workbook, and it's usually only one name. However, sometimes a workbook may be created by several persons, and it requires adding other authors' name to the workbook. This article will show you how to add or change document author and document properties with following methods.

Quickly add authors for workbook

If it only requires adding other authors for current workbook, you can finish it with following steps:

1. Click the File > Info.

2. Go to Related People section in the right side, there is a box under the first author name, you can add new author in the box.

Note: this method is only valid in Microsoft Excel 2010, but invalid in Excel 2007.

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Add or change document properties and author in Excel

If it requires adding or changing author and other document properties, you can do it with two methods.

Add or change document properties and author in Document Pane

1. Click the File > Info > Properties button> Show document Panel item in Excel 2010/2013, see the following screen shot.

If you are using Excel 2007, you can open the Document pane by clicking the Office Button > Prepare > Properties.

2. Then it displays the Document Properties Pane at the top of working area.

You can add or modify the authors in the Author box, and add or modify document properties as well, such as title, category, subjects, etc.

Add or change document properties and author in Advanced Properties dialog box

1. Click the File > Info > Properties > Advanced Properties in Excel 2010, or click the arrow besides Document Properties in the Document Properties Pane in both Excel 2007 and Excel 2010.

2. In the Document Properties dialog box, you can add or change any kinds of document properties under Summary tab, including the Author.

Demo: add and change document author (document properties) in Excel

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Can we change the author for all files at once. Like in bulk?
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Yes easy. You have to select all and put the author name on properties
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just the thing i needed. great guide keep up the good work! ;-)
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Thank you. Worked perfectly
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You can also update the author name at the bottom of the window when open in Documents view at the bottom of the screen. it will list the Title, Date, Author, etc. You can click on each and change it.
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thank you so much. indeed this is lovely....... :P
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