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Windows 7: MS Word. Extracting text from a field


11 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
MS Word. Extracting text from a field

Hi guys

Is it possible to extract and display part of a field?

If I insert "{FILENAME \* Upper\* MERGEFORMAT}" into the document footer it returns the entire filename - ie "DOC2072XB" in this instance.

The way the filename is constructed is "DOC2072" is the document reference and "XB" is it's revision. I'd like to be able to display these two items separately.

I tried
"{=left(FILENAME,7) \* Upper\* MERGEFORMAT}" and
"{=right(FILENAME,2) \* Upper\* MERGEFORMAT}"
as a wild guess but it doesn't work!

If I've explained what I want to do properly, and it makes sense, does anyone know if what I want to do it possible? If so, how?

Cheers,
Gary


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