Add the filename and path to a Word document

Add the filename and path to a Word document

You should add the filename and path to a Word Document, so the next time you have to update it, you know exactly where you saved it from looking at the printed copy. I usually put the filename and path in the footer, but you can add it to the header.

Steps to add the filename and path to a Word doc

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or click FooterOffice header and footer strip buttons
  2. Click Edit Header or click Edit Footer. The cursor is now located in the header or the footer of your document.
  3. On the Insert tab, click Quick PartsQuick parts
  4. Click Field.
  5. In the Field names list, click FileName. To include the file path or server address, select the Add path to filename check box.
  6. Click OK.
Chris Menard

Chris is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. He trains corporate clients in Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Menard is a speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs and the University of Georgia. When he's not training, he blogs about technology and creates training videos on YouTube. Currently, there are over 400 technology videos available on his YouTube Channel.

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