Field codes: AutoText field

The AutoText field inserts an AutoText entry. You can select the AutoText entry under AutoText name in the Field dialog box.

When you use an AutoText field instead of inserting an AutoText entry, Microsoft Word can automatically update all instances of an AutoText entry in your documents if you later redefine the entry. First define the AutoText entry, and then insert an AutoText field wherever you want to insert the entry. If you change the AutoText entry, update the AutoText fields in the document to reflect the change.

For information on defining an AutoText entry, see Add AutoText in Word.


When you view the AutoText field code in your document, the syntax looks like this:

{ AUTOTEXT AutoTextEntry }

Note: A field code tells the field what to show. Field results are what is shown in the document after having evaluated the field code. To toggle between viewing the field code and the field code results, press Alt+F9.



The name of the AutoText entry


When you update the following AutoText field, Word inserts the current text defined for the AutoText entry "Disclaimer".

{ AUTOTEXT Disclaimer }

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