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How to Insert Field in Document with Writer 2013

Fields are similar to data and placeholders that can be modified in a document. You can insert all kinds of information and preserve them at the latest status by inserting different fields at different insertion points. Some common functions, like date and time, are usually realized by the application of fields. Please refer to following tips to insert field in document with Writer 2013.

Insert fields

To insert a field:

Step 1 Place the insertion point to the place where you want to insert the field.

Step 2 Open the Insert tab, click the Fields icon, and open the Fields dialogue box:

insert field dialog box

Figure 1 The Fields dialogue box

Step 3 Make the appropriate changes.

Step 4 Click OK to complete the operation.

Edit fields

Step 1 If you want to hide or reveal the field code of a specified field, select either this field or the field result and press <Shift+F9>.

Step 2 If you want to hide or reveal all the field codes in a document, press <Alt+F9>.

Step 3 Update the field to show the latest field result.

  • 1. If you want to update a single field, select either this field or the field result and press <F9>.
  • 2. If you want to update all the fields in a document, open the Home tab, click the Select icon, choose the Select All option in the drop-down list, and press <F9>.

Step 4 Click the right mouse button to update and edit fields by the context menu.

Delete fields

Select either the field or the field result and right-click the mouse. Select Delete in the context menu, or press Delete on the keyboard to delete the selected field.