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  1. asdfght5

    asdfght5 Thread Starter

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    I'm using Word in Office 2007.

    I have learned to use Insert => Quick Parts to put the file name in the document's footer.

    Many documents I use evolve over time and I change the file name to help me keep track of versions. Such as MyFileV1, MyFileV2, etc.

    Word does not use the current file name in the footer. I have to change it manually every time the file name iterates.

    How can I get Word to insert the current file name in the footer?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ent

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    In earlier versions of Word you could update by selecting the field and pressing F9. That might speed things up a little.
     
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    The alternative is to use macros.
     
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    I think you will find that in most cases the file name will be updated if you were to print the file or even do a "Print Preview". But if you have manually been changing things then the "Field" my not longer be there.

    Open the Footer, delete the file name text. Then on the Design tab, find "Quick Parts", then Fields, and then from the drop down "Filename".
    If you want to add the path, add a check to the box near 'Add path to filename'.
     
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    As previously mentioned you can use a VBA macro to update the header. The most common event that would be used to trigger the code is the Document_Open() event. Let me know if you need help.

    Rollin
     
  6. asdfght5

    asdfght5 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    The print preview operation does seem to update the file name in the footer, good suggestion, thank you.

    Rollin, if you can offer me a snippet of code to automate this task it would be appreciated. I am not VBA fluent and would not be able to develop the software on my own.

    Steve
     
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