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Fields

In the Rich Text Editor, document fields serve as placeholders in a document, which are replaced with actual data from the data source when the document is displayed or printed.

To simplify many common tasks when working with fields, the Rich Editor UI provides the following commands and shortcuts.

Task

UI Command / Shortcut Key

Insert a field Press CTRL+F9.
Show field codes Press ALT+F9 or click the Show All Field Codes button in the Mail Merge Ribbon page or Bar group.
Update field values Select a range containing fields and press F9.
Show spaces and formatting marks Press CTRL+SHIFT+8.

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