Word - How to anonymise your comments

This guide will show you how you can change your name as it appears in the comments of a document, including being anonymous.

The whole Microsoft office suite will default to the name associated with the account used to authorise the usage of Office 365. To modify this:

  •  Access File:  Illustrative image
  • Then Select Options:  Illustrative image
  • Then in the options tab under General, change from the name you don't wish to use, to the name you do want to be visible. In this case: Dan Carline --> Referee *(as that is what I want to be displayed):  Illustrative image
  • This change of author will only affect new comments and will not update pre-existing comments.

(You will also want to check the box that says "Always use these values regardless of sign in to Office" as otherwise, it may default back to the original name during commenting)


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