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    Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    As I remember custom fields in Word 97 you could insert your custom field into the document, using Insert > Field and selecting Custom (or something like that).
    Now it seems the only way for a custom field to apear in the document is to link it is a bookmark.
    The problem is I want a custom field (e.g. Document Status) that appears in more than one location (i.e. In the header and in the body of a docment).
    In order to have the same information in different places I have to create multiple bookmarks, and therefore duplicate custom field, all of which need changing when the information changes.

    Can any one help?

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    Re: Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by a "Custom" field. But you can have multiple copies of a single piece of information in a document by placing a bookmark round the text and then including multiple cross references to that bookmark (Insert > Cross Reference)

    Does that help?

    StuartR

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    Re: Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    Do you mean the DocProperty field?

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    Re: Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    Sorry I meant "custom file properties", i.e. (File > Properties > Custom tab).
    In Word 97 I thought you could use Insert > Field to add your custom file properties to the document.

    However, cross referencing the bookmark is a great suggestion, and certainly gets me around the problem.
    In fact I might not need to use custom file properties at all.

    Thanks,
    Paul.

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    Re: Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    You can insert the value of a custom document property by using Insert > Field > DocProperty. I just tested it by creating a custom document property called "Test property" and inserting it into my document. The field it created looked like this...

    { DOCPROPERTY "Test property" * MERGEFORMAT }

    StuartR

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    Re: Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    Yes that was what I was after [img]/forums/images/smilies/ohmy.gif[/img])
    Now I am spoilt for choice (Xref bookmark or insert DocProperty)

    Many Thanks,
    Paul.

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    Re: Custom fields ((Word 2002 /SR1))

    Looks like he did...

    StuartR

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