Verify *REAL* author - Document Summary Info

dave3009

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Hi Folks

Please bear with me while I try to explain this.

I have been given a report form to complete which is unfriendly to day the least. I have argued about it's user-friendlyness but it seems to be falling on deaf ears and the reason given is that it was created by the client for the client. Being fairly savvy I'm not convinced and I think it is the work of someone internally and they have simply entered the clients name into the Author box on the properties to hoodwink us.

I need some way of providing evidence, I'm not dealing with a particularly savvy bunch so I hope to use the Document Summry Inforamtion as found if you open a workbook using WordPad. Doing so gives you a test string which is formed like

Claimed Author - Actual Organisation - Product (for me it might look like Dave3009 - Dave Ltd - Microsoft Excel)

Is this robust enough given that the claimed author has never worked for my organisation and has no way of accessing our systems and claiming author status. Any other method of confirming the actual original author would be greatly recieved.

Many Thanks


Dave
 

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lastauthor = ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties("last author")
originalauthor =ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties("author")
compaany =ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties("company") 'may be blank
 

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