The Properties Pane is back in Office ProPlus

When we first started upgrading to Office ProPlus (aka Office 2016), we were excited and happy… until someone noticed that the Properties Pane for things like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents was no longer visible. Needless to say, this made some of our customers “not very happy”.

Somewhere along the way, Microsoft fixed that problem in the Office clients, and now you can once again see and access the properties. Here’s how you do it…

In your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document (in Office 2016/ProPlus), click on the File tab:

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On the right side of the screen, you’ll see a list of the basic Properties of that file:

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At the very bottom, there’s a link to Show All Properties. This will allow you to see additional file properties, such as the metadata field values you might have added as part of a SharePoint Document Library:

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If you click on any of those field values, you will be able to update the contents.

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