Create permanent footer word 2010

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  1. Posts : 9
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       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 233
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
       #2

    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


    Last edited by drpepper; 08 May 2013 at 01:18.
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  3. Posts : 9
    xp 32
    Thread Starter
       #3

    thank you !

    i'm at work now

    will try later and report back
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  4. Posts : 233
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
       #4

    not what you were looking for?
    works?
    doesn't work?
    need help?
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  5. Posts : 934
    Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 233
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
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    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?
    Last edited by drpepper; 10 May 2013 at 08:52. Reason: ask question
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  7. Posts : 934
    Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
       #7

    drpepper said:
    Does adding a rep mark the thread as solved?
    Nope.
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  8. Posts : 233
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
       #8

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

    Once again, thanks for the feedback.

    drpepper
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  9. Posts : 9
    xp 32
    Thread Starter
       #9

    looks good

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

    i will get on it soon

    thank you

    drpepper said:
    not what you were looking for?
    works?
    doesn't work?
    need help?
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  10. Posts : 9
    xp 32
    Thread Starter
       #10

    ooks good

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

    i will get on it soon

    thank you
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