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 Subject in Your Document.

Inserting the Subject in Your Document

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 19, 2015)

Word keeps track of properties for a document. You can see the information maintained by Word by displaying the Properties dialog box (File | Properties). One of the pieces of information you have the opportunity to enter in these properties is the subject of your document. Once you set the subject, Word allows you to insert this information into your document by following these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point where you want the subject to appear.
  2. Choose Field from the Insert menu. Word displays the Field dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Field dialog box.

  4. In the Categories list, choose Document Information. Word updates the choices in the Field Names list (right side of the dialog box).
  5. In the Field Names list choose Subject.
  6. Click on OK to close the dialog box and insert your field.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1874) 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 Subject in Your Document.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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