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Quickly insert file information (file name, file path) into Word header or footer 

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2018-12-14

To insert the current document information, such as file name or file path into the Word header or footer, normally, you can insert these file information when inserting header or footer. But, this article, I will introduce a useful utility-Insert File Information of Kutools for Word, with this feature, you can quickly insert file name or file path into the header or footer as you need.

Insert file name into header or footer of a Word document

Insert file path into header or footer of a Word document

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Insert file name into header or footer of a Word document

To insert file name into the header or footer of current Word document, please do as this:

1. Open the Word file that you want to insert file name as header or footer, and then click Kutools > Insert File Information, see screenshot:

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2. In the Insert File Information dialog box:

(1.) Select File name from the Type section;

(2.) And then choose the Header or Footer where to be inserted the file name;

(3.) At last, specify the location for the header or footer to insert the file name, you can select Left, Right, Middle as you need. See screenshot:

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3. Then, click Ok to close the dialog box, now, you can see the file name has been inserted into the header or footer that you specified, see screenshot:

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Insert file path into header or footer of a Word document

If you want to insert the file path as header or footer, please do as this:

1. Open the Word file that you want to insert file path as header or footer, and then apply this feature by clicking Kutools > Insert File Information.

2. In the Insert File Information dialog box:

(1.) Select the File path from the Type section;

(2.) And then choose the Header or Footer where to be inserted the file name;

(3.) At last, specify the location for the header or footer to insert the file name, you can select Left, Right, Middle as you need. See screenshot:

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3. And then, click Ok button, the file path of current document has been inserted into the header or footer that you specified, see screenshot:

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Note: A line will be inserted as well at header while using Insert File Information to insert file name or path, just remove it if you do not need by clicking Remove > Clear Header Line.

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Demo: Insert file information (file name, file path) into Word header or footer

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