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Hello again, Suzanne!

I've been in touch with you regarding the subject.
I'm unable to make use of your suggestions; I just don't get it.

Am I correct in assuming that you conclude that Word 2013 is different from Word 2010 with respect to this subject?
Namely, in Word 2010, the name appearing in the Reviewing Pane was the true author of the revision, be it a deletion and/or insertion. But in Word 2013, the only name that appears in the Reviewing Pane is that of the owner of the software.

I value your response.


I really don't understand the question. Are you saying that, when you get a document that contains changes and comments made by someone else, you're seeing your name attributed to them? Or that, when you make changes or add comments to a document you've received from someone else, you are seeing the author's name instead of yours?

The name that will be displayed in the changes you make and the comments you add will be the User Name that is entered at File | Options | General. If you are using someone else's copy of Word, you must change that name to your own and check the box for "Always use these values regardless of sign-in to Office." That way, even if the copy of Word belongs to someone else, you can use your name as the Reviewer.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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