Changing your user initials in Office programs

A colleague pointed out this option to me the other day, and it’s a good one to share. In Office programs like Word or OneNote, the system often uses your initials to note who made changes. But perhaps you need to change your initials for some reason (duplicate of someone else, you don’t like them, etc.). Here’s how you do that…

Go into any one of the Office programs and select File > Options:


Under General, you’ll see the options to change your personalization features. One of those is the Initials field, and you can put whatever you’d like in there. This will carry through to all the Office programs, and it’s what will be used when you use features like change tracking.

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