Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Embedding Your Phone Number in a Document.

Embedding Your Phone Number in a Document

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated November 14, 2018)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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Microsoft Word is used quite extensively in corporate environments to create a wide array of documents. It is often desirable to know exactly who created a document, particularly if it has been months since a document was last reviewed. In the document properties Word keeps track of some data that can be used to help identify an author. One piece of data that could be very helpful is the phone number of the document's author. To specify a phone number, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Properties from the File menu. Word displays the document's Properties dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Custom tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Custom tab of the Properties dialog box.

  4. In the list of properties at the top of the dialog box (listed in the Name control), choose Telephone Number.
  5. In the Value box, enter the phone number you want associated with the document.
  6. Click on Add.
  7. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1435) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Embedding Your Phone Number in a Document.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is seven more than 1?

2019-12-07 16:14:01

The

You left out a step: You have to choose a "Type" and the choices are Text, Date, Number, or Yes or No. Choosing Text doesn't work and choosing Number doesn't work. :(


2019-12-07 16:11:23

The

It didn't work. Word keeps asking if I want a mailto link :(


2014-04-19 08:05:53

Damodara Surya Rama Prasad Dubey

Details given are fine


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