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Word Document Properties

How to Document Properties in Word

Document properties are bits of information that describe and identify a document, such as a title, author name, and subject.

View and Edit Document Properties

The basic document properties are easy to find and update.

  1. Click the File tab.
    View and Edit Document Properties

    The Info screen here will show the basic document properties in a column on the right.

    The Info screen is the default when the File tab is opened. If another screen appears instead, click Info.

  2. Click a property field.
  3. Fill in the property field, then click outside of the field.
    View and Edit Document Properties

The property is saved.

View Advanced Properties

There are additional advanced property fields that you can fill out beyond the basic fields on the Info screen.

  1. From the Info screen, click the Properties button.
  2. Select Advanced Properties.
    View Advanced Properties

    The Document Properties dialog box opens to the Summary tab, where there are a few more properties to fill out.

  3. Edit the document properties.

    In addition to the fields on the Summary tab, there are even more advanced properties available on the Custom tab.

  4. Click OK.
    View Advanced Properties

The advanced properties are saved.