Before sending out important documents in Word format, it might pay to double check the name you used to register your copy of Microsoft Office.
This tip comes courtesy of a law student who, earlier this week, sent me an email applying for an internship position. I can only assume that he, like a lot of people when faced with a software registration prompt, typed in a ridiculous name on a whim, and then never gave it a second thought.
But unfortunately for this law student, when a Word document is viewed inside of Microsoft Office, the Author tag is fairly prominently displayed:
Poor dude. I’m guessing he doesn’t realize he’s been going around submitting a resume that claims to be written by Pretty Princess. (And I can only wonder how many times over the years I have made this exact same mistake myself…)
In case you’re wondering, you can find out how to change the author name for Word documents over here.