Microsoft Office Forums

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-28-2015, 08:39 AM
peterspiano peterspiano is offline How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Mac OS X How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Office for Mac 2011
Novice
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 7
peterspiano is on a distinguished road
Default How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: \$Filename\

Hello MS Word Experts

I would like to insert Wildcards into my Word 2011 (Mac) Documents.

Principally Iíd like to be able to put the Filename into the Document, but i imagine (i use wildcards another program and find it very useful) other wildcards could also be useful (time/date stamp).

Does this feature exist? I looked it up on the web and only found wildcards described in conjunction with: ďfind or replace textĒ. Incase anyone is unsure of what iím specifically asking about. In at least one other program (Sibelius 7, a music notation program) one can insert aliases such as the one listed below, which are then automatically changed for the description that they are referring to. This is useful if one is creating documents where the Filename is continuously changing and one doesnít want to go to the bother of changing that aspect of the text in the document. This can be especially tedious if the document is 100 pages long and you have this element as a footnote on each page.

\$Filename\

I would venture to guess that such an important word-processing program has to have this same feature, but i canít find it. And..i have tried putting in a wildcard - to no avail.

Any ideas? Many many many thanks for any tips and your time as well!

Peter
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-28-2015, 01:35 PM
peterspiano peterspiano is offline How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Mac OS X How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Office for Mac 2011
Novice
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 7
peterspiano is on a distinguished road
Default

ok...figured this out but two problems in order of bad..to not so bad:

1. autotext doesn't update it's self when i update the filename. Ie. "filename 02.docx" doesn't automatically become "filename 03.docx" when i update the filename to "filename 03.docx". Is this a bug or does word just not do this? Or am i doing something wrong?

2. Anyone know how ".docx" would like this autotext just to list the filename...but without the suffix.

Many thanks for any replys!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-28-2015, 02:05 PM
peterspiano peterspiano is offline How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Mac OS X How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Office for Mac 2011
Novice
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 7
peterspiano is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, found this:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/832897

in a nutshell: "Create a macro to automatically update the field." Is this the only way to get autotext to work?

if it is of any relevance, my OS is 10.9.4

thanks for any possible future replies
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-29-2015, 02:22 AM
eNGiNe eNGiNe is offline How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Windows 7 32bit How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Office 2010 64bit
Expert
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Brussels [BE]
Posts: 741
eNGiNe is on a distinguished road
Default

You might get farther if you searched for "user variable" as well as "wildcard"? and/or tried the Word for Mac forum. Can't find the address, unfortunately; the search on this forum rejects 'mac' as too short or too common to be a search term …

Never used Word on a Mac, but what you seem to be trying for is just including a document property field in the footer (or elsewhere in the document). Word for Windows has a shortcut to force the updating of all fields, and an option to update all fields before printing.

Last edited by eNGiNe; 06-29-2015 at 11:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-29-2015, 05:13 AM
macropod's Avatar
macropod macropod is offline How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Windows 7 64bit How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Office 2010 32bit
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 20,489
macropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant futuremacropod has a brilliant future
Default

Why not use a FILENAME field? See: https://support.office.com/en-us/art...2-4482aece26bc?
__________________
Cheers,
Paul Edstein
[Fmr MS MVP - Word]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wildcards, word 2011

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename word wildcards I need to replace actual text that contains [ and ] larsmula Word 2 02-20-2014 09:18 AM
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename A macro that can insert FILENAME, sendkeys CTRL ALT T, paste clipboard, and nextline kyjac85 Word VBA 13 09-20-2012 05:00 PM
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename power point 2011 is there anyway to create a photo albumn(s) and insert the album bet Jrmatm26538 PowerPoint 6 02-14-2012 09:00 AM
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename How to insert current date into default filename ? czomberzdaniela Word 1 12-27-2011 07:18 PM
How to insert Wildcards into Word 2011 Mac such as: $Filename Word 2010: Wildcards Replace tinfanide Word 2 09-10-2011 10:40 AM

Other Forums: Access Forums - Senior Forums

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft