Filepath/filename in header/footer, yes - how to put in table cell?


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StargateFan

Googling didn't yield any results so hoping someone knows if this can
even be done:

In Excel and Word, we can put the filename and/or filepath in the
footer. Straightforward. However, the header/footer way doesn't work
when we're dealing with paper that is cut down to a particular size.
In Excel, through special formula coding, we can put both in a cell in
Excel that is updated everytime you save the file. Works as well as
the header/footer way.

Can the equivalent be done in Word where we put a line somewhere in
the body of the document that shows a self-updating filepath?

Thanks.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can certainly insert a { FILENAME \p } field anywhere in a document, but
it won't update automatically no matter where you put it. It should update
when you print or Print Preview, however.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
S

StargateFan

You can certainly insert a { FILENAME \p } field anywhere in a document, but
it won't update automatically no matter where you put it. It should update
when you print or Print Preview, however.

Thanks, didn't know that one. I've only started using some field
coding very recently when I found out about a neat way to get
automated number sequencing.

The Excel way doesn't automatically update, either. It does so on
file save and things like that but it does update itself. So having
that type of behaviour in Word is expected. As long as when you save
a file with a new name it eventually updates without any user manual
input and the new path is shown in printed output, I'm very happy.

Thanks. :blush:D
 
S

StargateFan

Thanks, didn't know that one. I've only started using some field
coding very recently when I found out about a neat way to get
automated number sequencing.

The Excel way doesn't automatically update, either. It does so on
file save and things like that but it does update itself. So having
that type of behaviour in Word is expected. As long as when you save
a file with a new name it eventually updates without any user manual
input and the new path is shown in printed output, I'm very happy.

Thanks. :blush:D

I don't know what's up with the ngs but it seems that there is less
activity than before and messages aren't getting responded to.

Is everyone on holidays, maybe? Will things will return to normal
soon? I belong to so many forums where there isnt' a choice but I
have to say that nothing beats ngs. It's a whole lot less hassle,
etc. and you get to keep the msgs so easily ... <sigh>

At any rate, I can't wait anymore. I just would have appreciated
knowing what to do in Word. Believe me, before I post here I google
extensively. It's just that the results are so widespread and I
haven't been able to resolve problem.

Though it'll be very counterintuitive for my colleagues and so not
good long-term solution, I'll have to create these "labels" in Excel
where I do know more code and even though would be much better to do
in wordprocessor.

If anyone, ever, decides to help out re Word code, pls, pls, respond
to this post. I use a newsreader so responses will always show up.

Tabling this for now and moving into Excel for a temporary solution
until a Word one is found.

Thanks.
 
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StargateFan

The NGs effectively died when Microsoft pulled the plug on its msnews
servers. Although the groups are still carried on many news servers, many of
the people who previously posted here have moved to Answers
(http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/word for Word), and others
have just given up or moved elsewhere.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Darn, I was afraid of something like that though it hadn't occurred to
me that the plug was really, really pulled both ends!

Well, thank you so very, very much for those who have persevered and
still give help. I don't think very many people have figured out to
keep going with free newsservers, as I have, so I'm sure that doesn't
help since the other problem is that many ISPs no longer carry
newsgroups, either <sigh>. It's been such a good run, though! The
easist and best way has been ngs. M$ always seems to be giving big
signals on what they really think of its users <sigh>.

I really don't get why everyone seems to have migrated to other means.
I belong to dozens of forums and groups out of necessity and really
hate the whole process. Tons of passwords to keep track of, a lot of
travelling around the web all the time. With newsgroups, everything
is in your newsreader with the occasional trip to the web access to
find something in the "archives" <sigh>.

Well, thanks for responding. It's been disconcerting this last week.
Helps to know what's going on.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

There will never be an acceptable substitute for NNTP for those who really
love NGs, but that's not where today's users are. I can't speak for other
applications (though I suspect it's true of many), but the Help in Office
applications these days is tied directly into the forums, making it
(theoretically) easy for users to find answers to their questions even if
they can't come up with the correct search terms for finding them in Help
(though in some cases they'd be well advised to google the problem first, as
we frequently refer them to existing answers on the Web).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 

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