Field codes are one of Microsoft Word’s key elements, frequently used by many users. If you have ever inserted a date or a page number to a document, you have used a field code. Despite their heavy use, many people are unaware of how they actually work.
What is a Field Code?
A field code is "smart" text - when used, they can update when needed. There are hundreds of various codes for various purposes, one of the most common being the code for the current date - 29at24-Ti1824 Pictu24. Any time the field updates, the information within the field updates.
Field codes enable you to:
How Do I Insert a Field?
There are two ways to insert a field code. The first way is, if you know the syntax, to press CTRL+F9 and enter the code for the function you wish to perform. The other and simpler way is to:
1. Click on the Insert tab.
2. Within the Text section, click Quick Parts.
3. Select Field from the drop-down menu.
4. From the Field window, select your desired field on the left under Please choose a field. You can modify its display on the right under Field properties.