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Windows 7: Create permanent footer word 2010

07 May 2013   #1
mri1397

xp 32
 
 
Create permanent footer word 2010

i know how to create a footer.

i want to create a permanent footer that has

file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

it would automatically be inserted in each new document.

help please.


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08 May 2013   #2
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

You can create a template to use for each document you create. Because each document will have three unique sets of data, you need to use placeholders. Word provides three choices for page x of y. However, a fourth option can be custom configured. Word will automatically enter the page numbers for you. The other data (file name and path and date file was created) would have to be entered manually when creating the document. Each new page will automatically include the manually entered data. It is not real obvious how to do this. I had to play with it for about fifteen minutes to figure it out.

The steps to set up the footer template include:
  1. configure the footer
  2. save as a template
The steps to use the template include:
  1. create new document from template
  2. enter data for file name and path and date file was created
  3. escape the header that is automatically created.
  4. type your document
I can walk you through the steps if you will tell me which of the following options you want to use for the footer.

horizontal:
file name and path [spaces placed here] date file was created [spaces placed here] page x of y

vertical left justified:
file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

vertical centered:
file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

vertical right justified:
file name and path
date file was created
page x of y

I am sure that there is a way to script a macro for this, but that is way above my pay grade.

Anyway reply back with the option you would like to use, and I will walk you through it. It may take more than one post to make sure that everything works like you want it to. If you have the patience, I do too.

drpepper


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08 May 2013   #3
mri1397

xp 32
 
 

thank you !

i'm at work now

will try later and report back
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09 May 2013   #4
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

not what you were looking for?
works?
doesn't work?
need help?
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10 May 2013   #5
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

mri1397 and drpepper, let me introduce the concept of Word Field codes to you.
Fields in Word are like formulas in Excel.

Please read this MS article on How to insert and format field codes in Office 2010.

mri1397, field codes you need are:
Code:
FILENAME \p
CREATEDATE
Page { PAGE } of { NUMPAGES }
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10 May 2013   #6
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Neutron16,

Thanks for the heads-up on the field codes. I was unaware of that method. The method I discovered by tinkering was to modify the page numbering option found on the ribbon Insert tab. I bet there are quite a few of the things I have found by tinkering that have other built in methods I have not discovered.

I guess it goes without saying that the field codes can be saved in a template also judging by the description in the links you provided.

Thanks again,
drpepper

BTW- I don't want to hijack the OP. I don't know exactly how things work under the hood of the forum. Does adding a rep mark the thread as solved?
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10 May 2013   #7
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drpepper View Post
Does adding a rep mark the thread as solved?
Nope.
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12 May 2013   #8
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the feedback. --->can't rep you until I rep someone else <---

Once again, thanks for the feedback.

drpepper
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14 May 2013   #9
mri1397

xp 32
 
 

looks good

i been overworked lately dont get me wrong glad to have a job

i will get on it soon

thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drpepper View Post
not what you were looking for?
works?
doesn't work?
need help?
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14 May 2013   #10
mri1397

xp 32
 
 

ooks good

i been overworked lately dont get me wrong glad to have a job

i will get on it soon

thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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