Sign in with Microsoft
Sign in or create an account.
Select a different account.
You have multiple accounts
Choose the account you want to sign in with.


When you try to edit a merge field or other data field in a table cell, you may be unable to edit the field because you are unable to read the entire field code. Or, the field code may fill the cell vertically, therefore making it very difficult to edit.


This behavior occurs when the table cell is too narrow to view the entire field code, and when you press SHIFT+F9 to edit the field code.


To work around this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the field code that you want to edit, and then click Edit Field.

  2. In the Field dialog box, click Field Codes.

  3. In the Field codes box, make the changes that you want to the merge field.

Need more help?

Want more options?

Explore subscription benefits, browse training courses, learn how to secure your device, and more.

Communities help you ask and answer questions, give feedback, and hear from experts with rich knowledge.

Was this information helpful?

What affected your experience?
By pressing submit, your feedback will be used to improve Microsoft products and services. Your IT admin will be able to collect this data. Privacy Statement.

Thank you for your feedback!