Carets in field codes, eliminating


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Guest

How do I prevent the "carets" that enclose a field code from appearing in my
document? (These carets are actually the "lesser than" and "greater than"
symbols that enclose a field code.) I'm using Word 2007. Scenario: I want the
Document Title and Version Number that is typed on the cover page to appear
in the footers. To achieve this, first I created a style named "Document
Title." Then I created a content control on the cover page and applied the
Document Title style. On the footer, I inserted a field code by
clicking/selecting: Insert > Quick Parts > Field > Links and References >
StyleRef > Document Title. I repeated these same steps for a Version Number.
After typing the document title and verion number in the applicable content
controls on the cover page, they appear in the footer, but the "carets" are
still there. For example, if I type Training Manual Version 3.0 on the cover,
this is what appears in my footers: <Training Manual><Version 3.0> Thank
you in advance for your assistance.
 
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Cindy M.

Hi Jan,
How do I prevent the "carets" that enclose a field code from appearing in my
document? (These carets are actually the "lesser than" and "greater than"
symbols that enclose a field code.) I'm using Word 2007. Scenario: I want the
Document Title and Version Number that is typed on the cover page to appear
in the footers. To achieve this, first I created a style named "Document
Title." Then I created a content control on the cover page and applied the
Document Title style. On the footer, I inserted a field code by
clicking/selecting: Insert > Quick Parts > Field > Links and References >
StyleRef > Document Title. I repeated these same steps for a Version Number.
After typing the document title and verion number in the applicable content
controls on the cover page, they appear in the footer, but the "carets" are
still there. For example, if I type Training Manual Version 3.0 on the cover,
this is what appears in my footers: <Training Manual><Version 3.0> Thank
you in advance for your assistance.
Looks like there isn't any way to avoid seeing these. Good idea though :)

What you can do is
- Go to the Developer tab
- Click the "Design mode" button
- Click on the content control (so that the entire control is selected)
- In the Properties, make sure the check box is activated that protects the
control from being deleted
- On the Insert tab, choose "Bookmark"
- Enter a bookmark name
- In the Footer, insert a REF field for the bookmark

From my quick test, it looks like the the bookmark can't be deleted by accident,
as long as the content control is protected from being deleted.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

This reply is posted in the Newsgroup; please post any follow question or reply
in the newsgroup and not by e-mail :)
 
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Guest

Cindy,

Thank you for your post. After receiving no reply to this post for several
days, I re-posted it under the heading "Remove Angle Brackets from Field Code
Text." (I did some research and discovered that these "carets" are actually
called "angle brackets.")

I have since discovered that if I select the "Remove content control when
contents are edited" check box on the Content Control Properties form, the
angle brackets do not show up when the text typed in the content control is
merged to the merge field.

I will experiment with your suggested method in case in the future I do not
want a content control to be deleted.

Thanks for taking the time to reply!
 

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