How to Toggle Field Codes in Microsoft Word

Updated 2 months ago by Patrick Wong

After you insert a Merge field into a Microsoft Word Document, you will see the name of the field ("Last Name" for example)

If  you want to see the Field code associated with that field, right-click the field and select Toggle Field Codes

You will then see something similar to the following:

If you want to toggle field codes for all your merge fields, press Alt-F9 on your keyboard.

This will reveal the codes for all merge fields in your document.

If you have a client asking how to show the “Reveal Codes”, that’s actually a term coined the WordPerfect, but this is what they are meaning


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