How to add your name as Author in any MS Office application? When you check the properties of any MS Office document there is a field of “Author” and if you want your name to be displayed as author of the document, then follow three simple steps and your document is ready to show off. 1. Launch the application in which you want to be added as author (in this post we will consider MS Word). 2. Now go to Word menu and select preferences . 3. From the left column menu select User Information . the details entered here will show when anyone checks its properties. Make sure that you make those changes before you start editing the file. To check the properties of the file, select on it and press Command+I in combination. This combination shows the properties and complete info of the file. Some other changes that can be made in a file using Command+I .