Word: Insert File/Path Name into Document Footer or Header

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Word: Insert File/Path Name into Document Footer or Header

insert filename into word document header or footer

Inserting your Word document's file/path name into the footer or header will help you know where your document is located.

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the "Insert" tab.
  3. From the "Header & Footer" group, click [Header] or [Footer].
  4. From the drop-down menu, choose a Header or Footer style.
  5. Return to the "Insert" tab. 
  6. From the "Text" group, click [Quick Parts] > Select "Field..."
  7. Under "Field names," select "FileName."
  8. In the "Field properties" section, select a format.
  9. In the "Field options" section, check "Add path to filename." The file name will now appear in the header or footer.

Note:
If your saved document has moved locations, you can manually update the file/path name by clicking inside the field and pressing F9. If you want Microsoft to automatically update the field, see section "Method 2: Create a Macro to Automatically Update the Field" of the Microsoft help page

 

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