Word: Field codes

January 20, 2011

According to this Microsoft office blog post, Microsoft have removed a lot of the detail about Word’s Field Codes from the Help:

… we hide them from search so that people who don’t want to use field codes don’t find those topics and feel disappointed because they actually wanted different instructions…

Thanks Microsoft — NOT! This is a real issue for intermediate, advanced and power users of Word. Where else can we find the details of all the switches available for a particular field code? Just because some people don’t use them, doesn’t mean you should remove all this reference information from your Help.

Fortunately, the same blog post provides links to all the field codes in Word 2007 and Word 2010, with further links to details for each, including instructions, examples, switches etc.:

[Links last checked January 2011]

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