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Chapter 27. Automating Your Documents wi... > Updating Your Fields - Pg. 910

Automating Your Documents with Field Codes 910 In such a case, why bother with dialog boxes? Enter the field directly into your document. To do so, press Ctrl+F9. Word places two curly brackets around your insertion point, and colors them gray to indicate that you're in a field (see Figure 27.4). These curly brackets are called field characters . Figure 27.4. When you press Ctrl+F9 to insert a field, the field appears as two curly brackets; by default, these are highlighted in gray. Note