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Edit Microsoft word document using different user account

The ASPOSE WORD API modifies the word document as SYSTEM and not as logged in user. Is there a way to do the processing as logged in user?


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ASPOSEWordHeaderTest.zip (597 Bytes)

Attached is the sample java code which insert a text in word document header.
The file path of the word document is hard coded in code. Also we need one word document which has one table in document header with empty first row.

Here after executing the code the text will be inserted into document header with the SYSTEM account.

We want to execute the attached code with logged in user account so that the “last modified by” attribute of the word document will be changed to current logged user of the system.


You can use the BuiltInDocumentProperties.LastSavedBy property to set the name of the last author. Hope this helps you.

doc.getBuiltInDocumentProperties().setLastSavedBy("your user name");
doc.save(MyDir + "output.docx");

Thanks Tahir for prompt response.

The document would be a protected document and the logged in user would have edit access to it. If API runs as SYSTEM, then it is unable to edit the document since local account SYSTEM does not have access on the protected document


It seems that your query is not related to Aspose.Words. When document is saved to disk, the LastSavedBy property has value of current user. Accessing document at user login level is not related to Aspose.Words.