Viewing Statistics or Properties in Word Documents

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated March 11, 2021

Applies to: Microsoft® Word® 2013, 2016, 2019 or 365 (Windows)

Microsoft Word automatically tracks statistics about your documents. These statistics appear in Word Properties and include the file name, directory, template, author, editing time, word count, last print date and the user who last modified the document.

Some of the information that appears in Properties is picked up from Word Options (such as the author name) or your Windows login details.

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Viewing document statistics

To view the document statistics for a Word document:

  1. Open the Word file.
  2. Click the File tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Select Info.
  4. In the area on the right, under Properties, several statistics appear.
  5. To view more information, click Properties. A drop-down menu appears.
  6. Select Advanced Properties. A dialog box appears.
  7. Click the Statistics tab to view statistics.
  8. Click the Summary tab to enter custom information such as a title, author and company.
  9. Click OK.

When you click File and then Info, statistics appear on the right side of the dialog below Properties (screenshots are from Word 365 but Properties are very similar in older versions):

Document statistics dialog box in Microsoft Word.

Viewing more statistics

To view more statistics (such as page count):

  1. In a Word document, click the File tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Select Info.
  3. In the area on the right, click Properties. A drop-down menu appears.
  4. Select Advanced Properties. A dialog box appears.
  5. Click the Statistics tab to view more statistics.
  6. Click OK.

Changing the title, company and author name

To edit or add a title, company or author name in a document:

  1. In a Word document, click the File tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Select Info.
  3. In the area on the right, click Properties. A drop-down menu appears.
  4. Select Advanced Properties. A dialog box appears.
  5. Click the Summary tab.
  6. Enter the required information such as a title, author and company.
  7. Click OK.

The Summary tab in Properties contains several fields that you can edit:

Advanced properties dialog box in Word.

Note that entering a title does not change the document name (which is different from the meta data title). If you change the author name, this does not change the name of the user who modified the document.

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