Find out the editing time of document in Word

In this tutorial, we are going to see the total time taken to edit a document in Word 2016 and Word 2013. Earlier we had seen the steps required to publish an eBook using Word, let us see how much time taken spent to create the eBook.

Method 1 (Info menu)

Step 1: Open the Word document then click File menu and select Info from the menu list.

Step 2: In the Info screen, navigate to Properties section.


The Total Editing time will provide the total time spent editing the document.

Method 2 (File Properties)

Step 1: Launch Windows explorer and navigate to the folder containing your document.

Step 2: Right click on the document and select Properties from the menu list.


Step 3: In the Document Properties window, navigate to details tab.


The Origin section will display the Total editing time spent on the document.

In Category: MS Office, Word 2013, Word 2016

Ravi Shankar

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  • Auden L. Grumet, Esq. November 11, 2013, 7:46 am

    But how can one fix the problem of the “Total editing time” in the properties “Backstage” box of the file [when opened in Word 2013] not including that info. [total editing time] by default? In other words, unless you manually choose to check the “Allow this information to be saved in your file” under the “Inspect Document” box for EACH document, said editing time info is NOT provided! Can you suggest a way of fixing this? Thanks

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