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Document.Creator Property (Visio)

Gets or sets the value of a document's author—one of the document's properties. Read/write.

Version Added: Visio 2.0

expression .Creator

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Return Value


Setting the Creator property is equivalent to entering information in the Author box in the Properties dialog box (click the File tab, click Info, click Properties, and then click Advanced Properties).

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Use this feature with caution. Sensitive or confidential information could be revealed to other users.

This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Creator property to document the author of a drawing. It adds a Document object to the Documents collection and sets the Document object's Creator property as well as other document properties.

Before running this macro, substitute your own values for the items in italic in the following code. To verify that these properties have been set, open the Properties dialog box.

Public Sub Creator_Example() 
    Dim vsoDocument As Visio.Document  
    Set vsoDocument = Documents.Add("")  
    'Set the properties of the document.  
    vsoDocument.Title = "document title"  
    vsoDocument.Creator = "author name"  
    vsoDocument.Description = "document description"  
    vsoDocument.Keywords = "keyword1, keyword2, keyword3"  
    vsoDocument.Subject = "document subject"  
    vsoDocument.Manager = "manager name"  
    vsoDocument.Category = "document category"  
End Sub 

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