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Using the Field dialog box
using the Field dialog box
Fields in Word 2013 are placeholders for values that might
change from one time or place to another. Common examples
of fields include page numbers, dates, file names, and totals of
table columns. Some complicated features, such as a table of
contents or an index, are built by single fields that collect infor-
mation from throughout your document.
most fields must be updated explicitly. Several types of fields
don’t display any result, but they supply data for other fields (for
example, an XE field supplies an entry for an Index field).
There are several ways to insert fields into a document. Some
commands on the ribbon or on the Quick Access Toolbar, such
as the Page Number button and the gallery items on the Table
Of Contents button, create fields at the cursor location. Another
method, which handles many more types of fields, uses the
Field dialog box.
Each field is stored in your document as a field code , a sort of
formula that tells Word what to display. Usually what you see
is the field’s result , the value that Word creates by evaluating
the field code. Some kinds of fields evaluate automatically, but
Insert a field by using the dialog box
1 On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Quick Parts and then click
sEE ALso For more information about switches in field codes,
see “Controlling field formatting by using switches” on page
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