Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Embedding Your Phone Number in a Workbook.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 21, 2019)
Excel is used quite extensively in corporate environments. It is often desirable to know exactly who created a workbook, particularly if it has been months since a workbook was last reviewed. Excel keeps track of non-workbook 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 workbook's author. To specify a phone number, follow these steps if you are using Excel 2010 or a later version:
Figure 1. The Custom tab of the Properties dialog box.
If you are using Excel 2007, the steps are slightly different, with the biggest difference being in how you display the Properties dialog box:
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9727) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Embedding Your Phone Number in a Workbook.
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