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File Name and Path in Footer in Microsoft Word

To do this in the current document, follow the instructions below. To have this as a default in all of your documents, you need to do it in your file or some other template you regularly use.

You should first understand before you change it. Click here to read about it.

To open, you must first close all other documents, then FileàOpen, choose Document Templates as the files of type and browse to the folder in which your file is stored and open

Warning: Inserting the field in also makes the field appear when you create labels and other documents in which you may not want the file path to appear. For best results, create a NEW template with the file path in it and use it when desired. (Thanks to Daiya M. for this info!)

Insert the Field

Go to ViewàHeader and Footer. From the Header/Footer toolbar, choose the Insert AutoText dropdown. Choose Filename or Filename and path, as desired. Save and close The next file you create should automatically have the item in its footer.

Tip: The field will not update until certain events occur. See this article for more information.

If, for some reason, the AutoText listings shown in the graphic above are not available to you, you can choose InsertàField from the menu.

Choose the FileName field from the Document Information category. Then click on the Field Codes button, and then click on the Options button. Choose the Field Specific Switches tab and hit Add to field. Hit OK, OK. Save and close The next new document you create should automatically have the item in its footer. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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