Microsoft KB Archive/105893

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WD: How to Toggle Field Codes Off and On in Word

Last reviewed: February 2, 1998
Article ID: Q105893

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95, versions 7.0, 7.0a
  • Microsoft Word 97 for Windows
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.1a
  • Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition

SUMMARY

In Microsoft Word you can toggle field codes on and off. To do this, click Options on the Tools menu (in Word 98 Macintosh Edition, click Preferences on the Tools menu), click the View tab, and click to select (turn on) or clear (turn off) the Field Codes check box.

To quickly toggle field codes display, press ALT+F9 (OPTION+F9 on the Macintosh).

MORE INFORMATION

To add field codes to the View menu, use the appropriate method for your version of Word.

Word 97

  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize and then click the Commands tab.
  2. In the Categories list, select All Commands.
  3. In the Commands list, select ViewFieldCodes.
  4. Click and hold the mouse button and drag ViewFieldCodes to the View menu. The View menu will drop down. Position the mouse pointer at the location you want the View Field Codes command and then release the mouse button.
  5. In the Customize dialog box, click Close.

To save the change, hold down SHIFT and click Save All on the File menu.

Word 6.x, 7.x

  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize. Click the Menu tab.
  2. In the Categories box, select All Commands.
  3. In the Commands box, select ViewFieldCodes.
  4. In the Change What Menu box, select &View.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Click Close.

To save the change, hold down SHIFT and click Save All on the File menu. NOTE: When you add the ViewFieldCodes button to a toolbar and field codes are toggled on or off with the keyboard (ALT+F9), the button does not show the new state of the field codes until the user moves the insertion point or clicks the mouse.

REFERENCES

For additional information, please see the appropriate reference for your version of Word.

Word 97 for Windows and Word 98 Macintosh Edition

Click the Office Assistant, type "shortcut keys," click Search, and then click to view "Shortcut keys."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q120802
   TITLE     : Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or 
               Component 

Word 6.x, 7.x

Double-click the Help button on the Standard toolbar. Then type "shortcut keys, lists of" (without the quotation marks) and click Show Topics. Select "Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Word" and click Go To.


Additional query words: short cut

Keywords : kbfield kbualink97
Version : MACINTOSH:6.0,6.0.1,6.0.1a,98; WINDOWS:6.0,6.0a,6.0c,7.0,7.0a,97
Platform : MACINTOSH WINDOWS
Issue type : kbhowto


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Last reviewed: February 2, 1998
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