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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Having Word Insert Information for You

To include in a document some information that might change—the number of words, for example, or the number of the current section of the document—you can insert a field. A field is a bit of code that’s used to insert some information or to execute a task automatically. Word often inserts fields automatically when you use elements such as captions, cross-references, dates, page numbers, and tables of contents. However, you have more choices and more options for customizing the way a field works when you insert it directly—and there are, in fact, some fields that can be used only when you’ve inserted them directly.

Insert a Field

  1. Click in the document where you want the field to appear. On the Insert tab, click ...

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