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Chris Waller April 23rd 05 07:23 PM

Chris Waller
 
How can I insert a field in the footer that automatically update to show the
name of the last person to update the document?

Jay Freedman April 23rd 05 10:43 PM

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 11:23:02 -0700, Chris Waller
wrote:

How can I insert a field in the footer that automatically update to show the
name of the last person to update the document?


While the cursor is in the footer, go to Insert Field and select
LastSavedBy.

This field (and most fields) won't update automatically. You can
select it and press F9 to update it manually. If you go to Tools
Options Print and make sure the "Update fields" option is checked,
then printing or just going into Print Preview will update it.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Charles Kenyon April 23rd 05 11:25 PM

You could get it to update automatically by inserting macros similar to
those at http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/File_Name_And_Path.htm to force an update
upon saving.
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Charles Kenyon

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Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
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See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 11:23:02 -0700, Chris Waller
wrote:

How can I insert a field in the footer that automatically update to show
the
name of the last person to update the document?


While the cursor is in the footer, go to Insert Field and select
LastSavedBy.

This field (and most fields) won't update automatically. You can
select it and press F9 to update it manually. If you go to Tools
Options Print and make sure the "Update fields" option is checked,
then printing or just going into Print Preview will update it.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org





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