User GuidesSnapGene User Guide PreferencesSet the Default Author For Files and Collections

Set the Default Author For Files and Collections

How do I set the default author for new SnapGene files and collections?

The first time you run and activate SnapGene, your license "Group Name" will be set as the default author.

Open Preferences

Click SnapGene → Preferences (macOS) or Edit → Preferences (Windows or Linux), and select "Files" in the sidebar.

Use the drop-down menu to choose from a list of previously used author names, or type the author name into the "Author" field.

To avoid populating new files and collections with a default author, leave this field blank.

When you create a new file or collection, the default entry will be present in the "Author" field.