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I just want to know is there a way of locking a MS-Word files author, while keeping the document editable in MS-Word 2007


  • you create a document
  • save the document
  • right click on the document and go to properties
  • go to summary tab

it shows the 'author' of the file and it can be editable.

what I want to do is, lock the author property where nobody can change its value. But I want to allow others to Edit my document content.

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Wouldn't that mean that the author couldn't be changed after it has been set once? Aren't people that edit your document authors too? – MOnsDaR Oct 21 '10 at 14:48
Hi MOnsDaR, Yes agreed, but the problem is one of my friend has a problem, when he creates a document and send it to his supervisor , he sends it to the management as if the supervisor did it. (without changing a single word) just to show off :D - thanks - sameera – sameera207 Oct 21 '10 at 14:55
Duplicate. Sorry the answer is no, you can't. – Dennis G Oct 21 '10 at 15:04
is there anyway that a macro can help this. I mean setting the author when editing the properties or something - cheers sameera – sameera207 Oct 21 '10 at 15:22

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