In Word Perfect, there was an option to insert the path to where the
document was stored into the footer of the document, which was printed at the
bottom. Is there any way to do this in Microsoft Word? Thanks!
In this excerpt from Answercast #88 I look at the terminology Microsoft uses
to insert special information, or “fields”, into documents.
Printing the document path in Word
Absolutely, there is. In fact I daresay that there are probably more things in Microsoft than there ever were in Word Perfect – but that’s just being somewhat Word-centric.
The concept you need to look for is something called “fields”.
What you want to do is go down to the footer of your document; edit the footer of your document; and use “insert field.” You’ll get a list of a bunch of different things that you can insert. Everything from the author’s name, to the page number, to the date, to the save date, to the print date, to just about anything you can think of. One of those things will, in fact, be the document path.
Look for Fields
The concept here is simply one of terminology.
The thing that you want to look for, potentially, in the Word Help information is this concept of fields – because that’s the terminology they use to refer to these programmatic entities that you can insert into your document. Not just in the footer but pretty much anywhere.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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