Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Inserting the Template Name in Your Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 4, 2016)
Every Word document has a template attached to it. This template defines things such as your menus, toolbars, macros, and styles (among other things). If you do not explicitly attach a template, then Word uses the Normal.Dot template. The name of the template file attached to your document can be inserted into your document and updated automatically. To do this, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Field dialog box.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1245) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Inserting the Template Name in Your Document.
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