WD2000: DocProperty Field Truncated After 127 Characters

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SYMPTOMS

When you insert the contents of a document property into a Word document, the contents of the field may be truncated after 127 characters.

NOTE: This problem occurs when you use a property listed on the Custom tab. To view the Custom tab, click Properties on the File menu.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

The DocProperty field looks like this:
{DOCPROPERTY "Name"}
You can use the DocProperty field to insert the document information that you enter in the Properties dialog box (on the File menu, click Properties). The instruction in the DocProperty field code, Name, is whichever property you select. For example, if you select the Manager property, when you insert the DocProperty field in your document, the manager's name is displayed. To select a property, click Options in the Field dialog box (on the Insert menu).

Example:
   Field                                Displays
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   { DOCPROPERTY Manager }              Anna Gerrard
				

To Set a Custom Document Property

  1. In a saved Word document, on the File menu, click Properties.
  2. On the Custom tab, type (or select) a property name.
  3. In the Value box, type the text for the custom property, and then click OK.

To Retrieve a Custom Document Property

  1. In a saved Word document, on the Insert menu, click Field.
  2. Under Categories, select Document Information.
  3. Under Field names, select DocProperty, and then click Options.
  4. On the Options tab, select the custom property you set in steps 2 and 3 of the "To Set a Custom Document Property" section of this article.
  5. Click Add to Field.
  6. Click OK to close the Field Options dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close the Field dialog box.

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Article ID: 211204 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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