Author on MS Office Dokuments change per GPO or Script

Hello Everybody

We need to change the Author of our Microsoft Office 2007 (2003) Documents, because as Company we want to send out Files / Reports as Company and not as individual Person.

So our Office Files (Office 2007) created in the past need to be changed and also any further Files that are created by the Users.

Is there a GPO for setting the Author as default or anything like this?
And maye also a solution for the Documents already created?
(by the way not as much difficult to change the creaded Files in Windows. You can simply mark a bunch of Files and hit right mouse propertys and change the Author automaticly on each File)  But anyway maybe there is a script ore something like that?

Also a GPO would be fine, one more importat thing the Office User name (and Initials) is importat because if somebody needs to open a File already opened he needs to know which person is working on it.

Thanks
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Nativly there is nothing built in to Office to do this nicely. You might have to use a thrid-party tool to accomplish this. See the below link for more details...

http://word.tips.net/T003783_Changing_Information_in_Multiple_Documents.html

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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
I have no idea how to change the existing documents but the tool Spec01 provided may help with that.  

You should be able to edit the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo

Registry key using a script and change the username to what you want the author name to be, just back it up first in case it breaks something as I have not tested this.

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