Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Inserting the Template Name in Your Document.

Inserting the Template Name in Your Document

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 15, 2015)

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Every Word document has a template attached to it. This template defines things such as available macros and styles, among other things. If you do not explicitly attach a template, then Word uses the Normal template. The name of the template file attached to your document can be inserted into your document and updated automatically. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the template file name to appear.
  2. Click the Insert tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click the Quick Parts tool (in the Text group) and then click Fields. Word displays the Field dialog box.
  4. In the Categories list, choose Document Information. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Field dialog box.

  6. In the Field Names list choose Template.
  7. Click on OK to close the dialog box and insert your field.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (115) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Inserting the Template Name in Your Document.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2015-08-18 15:18:18

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About your statement "The name of the template file attached to your document can be inserted into your document and updated automatically" I have two questions.
Where would you insert the template file name and to what purpose?

I update my documents in the Templates and Add-ins pane. Everything I have ever read about templates has warned about the dangers of automatically updating document styles. What am I missing?


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