Embedding a Creative Commons License
The technique used to add a Creative Commons License to a file is much the same in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We’ll go through a demonstration in Word to illustrate the process.
Step 1: Make sure you’re connected to the internet. This particular add-in will only work if you have a working internet connection.
Step 2: Open the Creative Commons tab on the ribbon and click on Licenses. Choose New License.
Step 3: The License Wizard will ask a series of questions that will determine what type of license to download. Assuming that you want to preserve at least some of your rights, choose Creative Commons in the first screen.
Next, you will be asked if you give permission for your work to be used commercially.
In the next screen, you’ll be asked if you are granting permission for others to modify your work.
Finally, you’ll be asked to choose from a generic license or a license governing a particular jurisdiction.
Click Finish when done and the new license will be downloaded.
Step 4: To attach the downloaded license to your document, click on License again and select the one you just created.
The new license will appear in your document as shown in the screenshot below.
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