Author/contributor is the first tab in the author record.
Is usually a system generated code. The code format is specified in the Options & settings > Automatic codes & numbering tab.
Contributor is the name of the royalty recipient.
A contributor can be a person or an organization. If person is specified the software will make a best guess at assigning the components of the name to the appropriate prefix, first name, middle name, last name and suffix fields.
Press the Name details… button to review and edit the software’s assignment of the name components.
The contributor status can be specified for an author along with the effective date for this status. The default status values are:
- On Leave
You can edit the available contributors statuses from the Lists menu > Author/contributor > Contributor statuses view.
This is a memo field where information about the royalty recipient can be entered.