Word 2016 & 2013 users have an option to remove the author name that is displayed as part of File Properties. If you have created a word document, right click on the file and selecting properties > Details tab should display the author’s name.
Similarly if you navigate to File > Info, the Related People section should display the following information.
How to remove author’s name from document properties
Listed below are the steps for removing the author’s name from document properties.
Step 1: After Creating/Editing the document, click File menu then Info menu.
Step 2: In the Info screen, navigate to Inspect Document section and select Inspect Document from Check for Issues dropdown.
Step 3: Click the Inspect button in Document Inspector window.
This would start inspecting your document.
Step 4: If your document contains Personal Information like Author then the following warning message will be displayed. Click Remove All button to clear the Document Properties and Author details.
You should see the following “Document properties and personal information were successfully removed” message.
Now if you navigate to Related People section in the Info screen, you will not find Author details.
And the same for the File Properties > Details tab as well (after saving the document with these changes).
Also See: Change the author name for Tracking Changes in Word 2010