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How to display/show or hide field codes in Word document?

Word insert field codes automatically when users use particular commands, and field codes are hidden by default. This tutorial will show you how to display and hide field codes in Word.

Display or hide field codes in Word 2003

Display or hide field codes in Word 2007/2010/2013

Display or hide field code with Kutools for Word


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Step 1: click Tools menu > click Options

Step 2: click View tab, check the Field codes in Show group to display the field codes in document.


arrow blue right bubble Display or hide field codes in Word 2007/2010/2013

Step 1: in Word 2007, click Office icon word07-officeicon , and then click Word Options;

in Word 2010/2013, click File tab word10-filetab , and then click Options.

Step 2: click Advanced, and then check Show field codes instead of their values to display field code in document.


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After you have Kutools for Word installed, you can quickly show or hide field codes in document.

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1. Please apply this utility by clicking Enterprise > Display Settings. See screenshot:

2. In Display Setting dialog, check Field Codes box, then click Close. All field codes in current document are displayed. See screenshot:

For more information, please visit: quickly show field codes in Word.




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    Ariel Barreiros · 1 months ago
    Thank you very much, I have been looking for this answer a long time ago, I was getting crazy about this issue: no formulas, no table of content, etc. By the way, it work in Word 2016 as well, that's my case
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    Mohammad · 1 years ago
    Hi, My word document shows the following codes. Can anyone help me to recover it back.

    Thanks

    Mohammad
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    Markus · 2 years ago
    Great help, thanks so much!
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    MAYANK · 3 years ago
    I open word file in word 2013 is open accurately but I open same file in word 2016 some field codes is scattered or not converted in field values.
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    Laurie · 3 years ago
    Once I have saved my document with field codes showing in gray, I send it to another user. They cannot see the grayed fields without using the Advanced formatting. I don't want users to have to do this. Is there a solution to keep my formatting when someone else opens the file? Thanks.
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    Dan · 3 years ago
    Thank you! Somehow, I activated this function to show codes instead of values, and I could not figure out how to de-activate it. Your simple solution worked. :)
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    stephanie · 3 years ago
    In Word 2007 I cannot show the field code of an image linked to the document the same way as in word 2003
    { INCLUDE PICTURE "../images/phot1.png" \MERGEFORMAT \d}
    Impossible to toggle from the value to the field code (Alt F9 doesn't function). Impossible to have a relative path.
    Thank you
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    Danielle D · 4 years ago
    Thank you so much. I must have turned this on accidentally, because suddenly all of my documents had HTML code in them. Now the documents are all clean again. :)
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    MarkinID · 4 years ago
    to simply view the field codes, toggle field codes ON/OFF using Alt+F9.

    To view what the field codes meanings see:
    https://support.office.com/en-za/article/Field-codes-in-Word-1ad6d91a-55a7-4a8d-b535-cf7888659a51
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      ivana2005 · 4 years ago
      [quote name="MarkinID"]to simply view the field codes, toggle field codes ON/OFF using Alt+F9. [/quote]

      THANK YOU !! This is the most useful solution for me, ever !!
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      ivana2005 · 4 years ago
      [quote name="MarkinID"]to simply view the field codes, toggle field codes ON/OFF using Alt+F9. [/quote]

      THANK YOU !! This is the most useful solution for me, ever !!
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    Abhijit · 5 years ago
    Thank You Very Much...
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      Kokila · 5 years ago
      Thank you very much !! Was very helpful!!