Your name and initials appear in the File Properties of your Word document, and also in any comments that you make on a document, plus in the text that appears when someone hovers over text that you’ve added or deleted. So it’s important that it’s right – usually Word pulls this over from your registration details, but you may wish to change it, for example if you want to add a general company or team name and initials rather than your own. Here’s how!
You will find the option to change your initials and name in Word Options. Word Options are accessed slightly differently in Word 2007, 2010 and 2013, so I will break this down by the version of Word that you’re using:
How do I change my initials in Word 2007?
Access Word Options by clicking the Office button at top left, then Word Options at the bottom:
Your Word Options box will open on the Popular tab and you can now change your name and initials:
How do I change my initials in Office 2010?
Click on the File tab and select Options:
Click on Options, and you can change your name and initials:
How do I change my initials in Word 2013?
First click on the File tab:
Select Options at the bottom of the list (use the arrow in a circle at the top left to get back to your document):
Click on Options and change your initials and name:
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