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Chapter 22. Creating Dynamic Documents w... > Using Fields Intelligently

Using Fields Intelligently

Behind many of Word's most powerful features sits a peculiar document element called a field. Word fields are placeholders whose contents change dynamically; they typically work in the background, invisibly, displaying the correct data onscreen and in print, based on information within the current document, in other documents, or from external sources. For example, if you put a {Date} field in your document, Word displays the current date in that location each time you open the document.

Word supports more than 70 different types of fields. Use them when you want to accomplish tasks such as these:


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