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    Insert filename path fails (Word 2002 SP3)

    When I use Insert, Autotext, Header/footer, filename path in Word 2002, SP3, I get something like "1 1filename" (yep, two 1s with the filename.) I have tried deleting normal.dot and letting Word recreate one. I have tried putting in a normal.dot of a copy that works. I have tried Help, Repair.... nada. Anyone know what might be going on?

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    Re: Insert filename path fails (Word 2002 SP3)

    What do you see if you right-click the filename inserted by the Insert etc. action, and select Toggle Field Codes from the popup menu? (You can select Toggle Field Codes again to see the field result.)
    And what happens if you select Insert | Field..., select FileName in the list of fields, tick the "Include path" (or something like that) check box, and click OK? Theoretically, the result should be the same.

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    Re: Insert filename path fails (Word 2002 SP3)

    That's interesting. Do you have any global templates that might have defined the AutoText differently, for example, inserting a page number into it? If you press Alt+F9, do you see something like this:

    { FILENAME p }

    or is there other stuff? You can try to redefine the existing AutoText entry, or maybe just create a new one that works. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> That would involve inserting the FILENAME field using the Insert>Field..., Document Information category, FileName (and check the box to include the path); selecting that, and using Insert>AutoText>New... to add it to your Normal template. Hope this helps.

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