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How to quickly convert field codes to plain text in Word

If you have encountered a problem of converting field codes to plant text, this tutorials will help you.

Convert filed codes to text with VBA

Convert filed codes to text with Kutools for Word


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1: Press Alt+F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window;

2: Click Module from Insert tab, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window;

3: Click Run button doc-run-button or press F5 to apply the VBA.

The VBA code on converting field codes to text:

Note: The below VBA codes can cause two different results, you can choose to use by your own needs.

VBA 1: Create a new Word document to save the converted field codes:

Sub fieldcodetotext ()
Dim MyString As String, FieldShowSetting As Boolean
For Each aField In ActiveDocument.Fields
aField.Select
MyString = MyString & vbCr & Selection.Fields(1).Code.Text
Next aField
Documents.Add
ActiveDocument.Content.InsertAfter MyString
End Sub

VBA 2: Convert the field codes to text in the original document

Sub fieldcodetotext ()
Dim MyString As String
ActiveWindow.View.ShowFieldCodes = True
For Each aField In ActiveDocument.Fields
aField.Select
MyString = "{ " & Selection.Fields(1).Code.Text & " }"
Selection.Text = MyString
Next aField
ActiveWindow.View.ShowFieldCodes = False
End Sub

Note: With this VBA code, you cannot convert field codes to text from a selection of the document.


arrow blue right bubble Convert filed codes to text with Kutools for Word

Get rid of these annoying VBA codes, Kutools for Word's Convert Field Codes to Text utility can help you quickly convert field codes to text not only from the whole document but also from the selected part of the document.

Kutools for Word, a handy add-in, includes groups of tools to ease your work and enhance your ability of processing word document. Free Trial for 45 days! Get It Now!

1. Please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > More > Convert Field Codes to Text. See screenshot:

2. After clicking Convert Field Codes to text, there will be a prompt box showing up to remind you the conversion. Please click Yes to start the operation.

3. All field codes in the whole document are converted to plain text. See screenshot:

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Note: If you just want to convert field codes to text from the selected part of the document, please select the field codes range and then applying this utility.

Please click here to get more information about Kutools for Word's Convert Field Codes to Text.


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    bhargav · 2 years ago
    You did a great job,
    I tried one-day to get text results but no result.
    Thanks for code.
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    Marco · 4 years ago
    If you want to convert all field codes to text, select your whole document with CTRL+A, then press CTRL+SHIFT+F9
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Wanda · 1 years ago
      This may work for field codes within the body of a document, but will not work on field codes within a table (e.g., a table of cross references to various locations within a document).