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how can i change author of document [closed]

asked 2019-06-01 01:15:15 +0100

ammonjoy gravatar image

updated 2020-07-12 04:48:55 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I go to file -> properties and the author there is not me. how do I change that?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by igorlius
close date 2020-10-05 05:48:00.654202


Did you consider for what reason a different author is named there?

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2019-06-03 14:03:40 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-06-01 03:28:24 +0100

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updated 2019-06-01 03:29:05 +0100

Go to File | Properties, ensure Apply user data is checked, and click the Reset Properties button. You might want to try it first on a copy of the file. Don't forget to Save the file to keep the changes.

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answered 2019-06-02 18:59:57 +0100

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If you are not afraid of doing a risky job, you can try the following procedure which will preserve original creation date and all other properties.

  1. Save a copy of your document as .fodt, (aka. "flat XML file")
  2. Quit LO
  3. Open the.fodt file with a text editor
  4. Near the beginning, there is a <office:meta> element containing all "properties". Find the author name and replace it.
  5. Save the modified file
  6. Open the modified .fodt file with LO Writer and check the change has been successful
  7. Save the modified .fodt file under the standard .odt format (with a name different from the original one to make sure)

Note that this procedure acts on a copy of the original file. So, if something goes wrong, just discard the copy and think over what happened.

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answered 2019-06-02 17:48:35 +0100

ammonjoy gravatar image

This may work (I did not save it), but it also erases or resets the create date, and I want the original create date. So I don't know how to separate the two elements - the author is in the same data field as the create date.

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This should have been committed as a comment to @robleyd's answer. Your "answer" is now separate from the one it is related to (this site is not a forum with discussion threads but a Q&A). Please, create a comment with it at the proper location and delete this "answer".

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-06-02 19:02:20 +0100 )edit

What was the reason for the fact that on original date of creation a different author was stored?
Document properties should probably tell something true.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2019-06-03 14:06:01 +0100 )edit

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