Microsoft Word – Adding file path to header or footer

If you are sending a Microsoft Word document to a colleague you may want them to know where on the network the file is located. This information could be included in the footer, at the bottom of each page in the document.

To add file path to footer in Microsoft Word 2013:

Click Insert – Footer and select your preferred footer style. The Header & Footer Tools Design contextual ribbon will appear. Click where you want the file path to appear.

In the Insert group, click the Document Info dropdown and select File Path. The file path will be displayed in the footer of your document.

To add file path to footer in Microsoft Word 2007 or Microsoft Word 2010:

Click Insert – Footer and select your preferred footer style. The Header and Footer Tools Design contextual ribbon will appear.

In the Insert group, from the Quick Parts dropdown, click Field.

From the Field names selection, click FileName.

At the right hand side, click Add path to filename.

Click OK. The file path of the document will be displayed in the footer.

To add file path to footer in Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier:

Click View – Header and Footer. Your cursor will appear in the header section of the document and the Header and Footer toolbar will be displayed.

Click the Switch Between Header and Footer      icon.

Click the Insert AutoText dropdown.

Click Filename and path. The file path  of the document will be displayed in the footer. Click Close on the Header and Footer toolbar to return to the main document.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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