Author name is changed Modified BY value on editing of document in sharepoint RRS feed

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  • Author name is changed to Modified BY  value on editing of document in sharepoint . it is not happening all the times some times it is happenning
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:46 PM admin q not general (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 2:43 PM

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  • Hi Moorthy,


    The default field “Author” in site columns (You can check in Site Actions->site settings->site columns, under Core Document Columns) has the type “Single line of text”.


    When we “new” a document in a library, open the Microsoft Office Word, the word “Author” properties default to the Computer Name, which can map to the “Author” column of the document in the library, we can change it manually too. It will not change automatically when editing in Word.


    From your description, does your field “Author” is the site default field or a custom field?

    Xue-Mei Chang
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:22 AM
  • Thanks for the reply "Author" is custom filed created through feature and its data type is "Person or Group". we are having a custom event handler attached to this document library, which will add the logged user as aurthor on the time of updload of a document
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:48 PM