Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Setting User Information.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 20, 2014)
When you first install Word, it asks you for your name so it can personalize the registration for your program. It also writes your name into the user area. This area includes your name and initials, and can include your address. This information is used by various Word fields, in the document summary information, in annotations, and in the Envelopes and Labels feature.
If you need to change the user information (for instance, if your name or address changes), follow these steps:
Figure 1. The general options of the Word Options dialog box.
Figure 2. The advanced options of the Word Options dialog box.
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