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How to insert file path and name into documents footer or header in word?

Inserting file path and name into document footer or header will help us know the location of the document. This tutorial will show you how to insert file path and name in footer or header in word.

Insert file path and name into header or footer with Field

Easily insert file path or name into header or footer with Kutools for Word


Easily insert file path or file name into header or footer in Word with Kutools for Word:

With the Insert File Information utility of Kutools for Word, you can easily insert file name or file path of current document to header or footer as you need. See screenshot:

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Insert file path and name into header or footer with Field

1. Click Insert > Footer > Edit Footer to get into the Footer edit mode (If there is not footer in the document, you need to insert footer at first.). See screenshot:

2. Then click Design > Quick Parts > Field. See screenshots:

3. In the Field window, you need to:

3.1) Select Document Information in the Categories drop down list;

3.2) Select FileName in the Field names box;

3.3) Check the Add path to filename box and click OK. See screenshot:

Now the document's name and path is inserted to the document footer as below screenshot shown:

Notes:

1. If you want to keep the formatting of the file during updates, please check

2. For updating the file name and path, please get into the footer edit mode, right click the footer and select Update Field from the context menu. See screenshot:

3. You also can use this way to insert file path and name into document Header.


Easily insert file path or name into header or footer with Kutools for Word

The Insert File information utility of Kutools for Word can help you easily insert file name or path of a document to header or footer as you need. Please do as follows.

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1. Open the Word document you want to insert file name or path into its header or footer, then click Kutools > Insert File Information. See screenshot:

1. In the opening Insert File Information dialog, select File name or File path in the Type section as you need, choose a position to insert in and click the OK button.

Then file name of file path is inserted into document header or footer as you specified in step 2.

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    Zena · 10 months ago
    Instead of clicking on quick parts and going to File, just click on Document Info and select File Path from the drop-down options. This is how I have always done it. I wish there was an easier way to have it automatically update the File Path if the document moves locations!
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    Rodney · 2 years ago
    Now if only MS would add FILEPATH without file name it would be perrrfect !
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    Peter M · 2 years ago
    Great explanation but such a tedious, time consuming process. Do the developers at Microsoft not think that it would be helpful were there a more streamlined and quicker way of inserting a path at the bottom of a document?
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    Hasibur Rahman · 2 years ago
    Thank you very much. This Tips is very helpful..
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    Kirsten Eddy · 2 years ago
    Hi there,
    Just wandering if you could please tell me if we can add a not-seen-on-printout field for when the document should next be reviewed for updating? For example, email templates saved in a word document could have Next Review and Revision: 05.07.17. Once this revision had been done, the date could be replaced by a new one, one year in advance.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kirsten
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    Kirsten Eddy · 2 years ago
    Hi there,

    Just wandering if you could please tell me if we can add a not-seen-on-printout field for when the document should next be reviewed for updating? For example, email templates saved in a word document could have Next Review and Revision: 05.07.17. Once this revision had been done, the date could be replaced by a new one, one year in advance.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kirsten
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    Kirsten Eddy · 2 years ago
    Hi there,
    I'm just wandering if the following question is possible please ??

    Is it possible to add a not-seen-on-printout field for when the document should next be reviewed for updating? For example, email templates saved in a word document could have Next Review and Revision: 05.07.17. Once this revision had been done, the date could be replaced by a new one, one year in advance.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kirsten
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    Jogi Asad Ali · 4 years ago
    Its very much helpful,I applied and found it very much comprehensive. thanks
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    Mrinal K. Mandi · 4 years ago
    Thanks.....very helpful.
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    Richard Calenius · 4 years ago
    Very helpful. Thanks for the directions!
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    Ali Nawaz · 4 years ago
    Thank you very much.......... you rocks
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    Albert Grace · 4 years ago
    Fantastic really easy to understand. Lot of Hard work gone in this. Well done.
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    Albert Grace · 4 years ago
    Fantastic and easy to understand. Really helped me out.
    Thanks
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    Carrie · 5 years ago
    To avoid any confusion, rather than 'Click Insert / Design', it is 'Click HEADER design tab' (which is a long way to the right). The instruction Click Insert / Design is ambiguous as in word 2013 (or in mine at least) there is a DESIGN tab (near the left) which doesn't have Quick Parts.
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    olivehound · 5 years ago
    One used to just right click in the footer and select 'add file name and path. Why do they have to fix things that are not broken?
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    Sankaran · 5 years ago
    Sir
    Wonderful explanation with screenshots
    Thanks a lot