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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Placing Fields Directly into a Document

It's possible to insert a field in your document manually, without using the Field dialog box at all. This can be faster, if you already know exactly what kind of field you need, and especially if the field is not complex.

For instance, if you want to insert a page count within your document text, the field you need is simple:

{ NUMPAGES }

By placing this field in your document directly, you save yourself the trouble of scrolling through a long list of field names in the Field dialog box.

To enter a field directly into your document, press Ctrl+F9. Word places two curly brackets around your insertion point and colors them gray to indicate that you're in a field (see Figure 23.5). These curly brackets ...

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