Syntax of Dynamic Fields in Microsoft Word

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What is the Syntax of Dynamic Fields in Microsoft Word?

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The syntax of Dynamic Fields in Microsoft Word looks like this:

{FIELD NAME Instructions Optional switches}

FIELD NAME        This is the name that appears in the list of field
                  names in the Field dialog box.


Instructions      These are any instructions or variables that are
                  used in a particular field. Not all fields have
                  parameters, and in some fields, parameters are
                  optional instead of required.


Optional switches These are any optional settings that are available
                  for a particular field. Not all fields have switches
                  available, other than those that govern the
                  formatting of the field results.

Example 1: the following dynamic field DATE uses two switches:

{DATE \@ "yyyy-MM-dd" \* MERGEFORMAT}

\@   Switch to specifies the display pattern

\*   Switch to specifies the formatting behavior. MERGEFORMAT preserves
     user selected format when value is updated

Example 2: the following dynamic field STYLEREF uses one instruction and one switch:

{STYLEREF "Title" \* MERGEFORMAT}

"Title" Instruction to identify the style in order to locate the text
        that uses this style.

\*      Switch to specifies the formatting behavior. MERGEFORMAT
        preserves user selected format when value is updated

 

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