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Field Codes

Expanded Syntax

Field codes appear between curly brackets ( { } ). You can switch between displaying the field code and the result for a selected field by selecting Toggle Field Codes in the context menu.

When you view a field code in your document, the syntax looks like this:

{ FIELDNAME Properties Optional_Switches }

  • FIELDNAME - This is the name of the field.
  • Properties - These are any instructions or variables that are used in a particular field. Not all fields have parameters, and in some fields, parameters are optional.
  • Optional switches - These are any optional settings that are available for a particular field. Not all fields have switches available, other than those that control the formatting of the field results.

For example, the {MERGEFIELD Weather.condition *Upper} field denotes the MERGEFIELD field bound to the Weather.condition data field, which displays the text in all caps.

Expanded Supported Fields

Field Name Functionality
AUTHOR Inserts contents of the Author box from the Summary tab in the Document Properties dialog.
COMMENTS Inserts contents of the Comments box from the Summary tab in the Document Properties dialog.
CREATEDATE Inserts the current date and time. After a mail merge the field is replaced with the date and time of the mail merge operation.
DATE Inserts the current date and time.
DOCPROPERTY Inserts the value of the document property specified by the field parameter.
DOCVARIABLE Enables you to programmatically insert complex content when this field is updated.
HYPERLINK Enables you to navigate to another location or to a bookmark.
IF Compares two values and inserts the text according to the results of the comparison.
INCLUDEPICTURE Inserts the specified image.
KEYWORDS Inserts contents of the Keywords box from the Summary tab in the Document Properties dialog.
LASTSAVEDBY Inserts the name of the last person who modified and saved the document.
MERGEFIELD Retrieves a value from the bound data source.
NUMPAGES Inserts the total number of pages.
PAGE Inserts the number of the page containing the field.
PRINTDATE Inserts the date and time that a document was last printed.
REVNUM Inserts the number of document revisions.
SAVEDATE Inserts the date and time a document was last saved.
SEQ Provides sequential numbering in the document.
SUBJECT Inserts contents of the Subject box from the Summary tab in the Document Properties dialog.
SYMBOL Inserts a symbol.
TC Defines entries for the table of contents.
TIME Inserts the current time.
TITLE Inserts contents of the Title box from the Summary tab in the Document Properties dialog.
TOC Builds a table of contents.

Expanded Formatting Options

The following format switches are supported.

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