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Changing Your Blog Account Names within Word to Make Them Easier To Track

Posted by Author, Curator, Visually Impared Squirrel Literacy Advocate & Dynamics AX Technical Solution Professional (TSP) at Microsoft on

I use Word to post all of my blogs because it does all of the work for me. It formats the blog, it uploads all of the images, it slices, it dices and more.

One problem though is that if you host multiple blogs on the same blog site – like I do with WordPress, then when you register them with Word, it just uses your username as the description for the blog, and not the bog name. Every time I post a blog I am always making sure that I am posting it to the right blog site. There is nothing more embarrassing than that.

Don’t worry, tidying up the names is pretty easy.

 All you have to do is open up RebEdt32 (go to the Run command and type in RegEdt32.exe) and then navigate down the registry tree to the following node:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\Blog\Accounts 

When you get there you will see all of the registry entries for your word blogging accounts

Just click on the FriendlyName entry to open up the registry entry…


And then change the Value Data to be the name of the blog that it refers to and click on the OK button.


You can change any or all of the blog accounts and the next time that you open up a Blog Template within Word you will see that your Blogging Accounts are a little easier to distinguish.


I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!



About The Author:
Murray Fife is a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP, Author of over 20 books on Microsoft Dynamics AX, and Solution Architect at I.B.I.S. Inc. with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Like most people in his industry he has worked in many different roles during his career, including as a developer, an implementation consultant, and a trainer which gives him a great understanding of the requirements for both customers and partners. He is a regular contributor to the Dynamics AX community and in addition to hosting presentations for I.B.I.S. presents regularly for the AXUG and MS Dynamics World, has spoken at Microsoft Convergence and AXUG Summit conferences. If that was not enough, he works closely with Microsoft evaluating with their beta products and also is a Council Member on the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance trying to help educate the new generation of consultants on Dynamics AX.



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