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When you save a document in Word 97, certain document properties getautomatically populated.
To view the document properties, click Properties on the File menu.
When the document is saved, the Title, by default, is populated with thefirst line of text from the document.
The Author, by default, is populated with the name that appears in theUserInformation tab (on the Tools menu, click Options).
The Company, by default, is populated by the company name that was usedwhen Word 97 was installed.
To work around these default settings, follow these steps:
All Document Properties
To make sure that all document properties are saved with the propertiesthat you need, on the File menu, click Options. Click the Save tab andselect the "Prompt for document properties" option. When you save thedocument, you can change the Title, Author, or Company to the settings youwant for that particular document.
You can set the default Title for the Normal template or any template youare using by opening the template and changing the Title under FileProperties to reflect the title you want when a document is saved.
To modify the template, follow these steps:
On the File menu, click Open.
In the Files Of Type list, click Document Templates.
Go to the User Template directory or to the directory where the Normal.dot file is located. The default location is:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates
Click the Normal.dot icon, and then click Open.
On the File menu, click Properties.
In the Title field, type the title that you want or type spaces for a blank title.
Save and close the template.
You can set the default Author by changing the name in the UserInformationtab.
On the Tools menu, click Options.
Click the User Information tab.
Change the name to the author name you want.
NOTE: You can place spaces in the Name field to have the name blank whenthe document is saved.
Company Name Property
To change the default company property information, see the followingarticle in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
244080 WD97: How to Change the Company Property Information