Turning On Property Information Prompting

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 17, 2014)

Whenever you save a document to disk, Word appends summary information that is used to identify the file and its contents. This summary information is a collection of properties also used by the file management utilities and can be accessed by special Word fields. If you find yourself using these properties, then you may want Word to prompt you to fill in this information when you first save your document. You can enable the prompting for document properties by performing the following steps:

  1. Choose Options from the Tools menu. You will see the Options dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Save tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Save tab of the Options dialog box.

  4. Click on the Prompt for Document Properties check box.
  5. Click on OK.

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