Field codes: Advance field

The Advance field code offsets the starting point of the text that follows to the right or left, up or down, or to a specific horizontal or vertical position.

Before you use this field, however, you may first want to consider adjusting the text placement using one of the following methods:

  • Select the options you want on the Advanced tab in the Font dialog box. To view the Font dialog box, on the Home tab, click the Font Dialog Box Launcher.

  • Select the options you want in the Paragraph dialog box. To view the Paragraph dialog box, on the Home tab, click the Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher.

Syntax

When you view the Advance field code in your document, the syntax looks like this:

{ ADVANCE [Switches ] }

Note    A field code tells the field what to show. Field results are what is shown in the document after having evaluated the field code. To toggle between viewing the field code and the field code results, press Alt+F9.

Switches

The switches used by the Advance field can cause text to overlap. Text will not print if the Advance field moves text to the previous or next page or beyond the print margins of the current page.

\d

Moves the text that follows the field down by the specified number of points. For example, { ADVANCE \d 4 } moves text down 4 points.

\u

Moves the text that follows the field up by the specified number of points.

\l

Moves the text that follows the field to the left by the specified number of points.

\r

Moves the text that follows the field to the right by the specified number of points.

\x

Moves the text that follows the field the specified distance from the left edge of the column, frame, or text box. For example, { ADVANCE \x 4 } starts text 4 points from the left edge.

\y

Moves the text that follows the field to the specified vertical position relative to the page. The entire line of text that contains the field is moved.

Note   Microsoft Office ignores the \y switch if you specify a location outside the page margins or use the switch in tables, text boxes, footnotes, endnotes, annotations, headers, or footers. To see the effect of the \y switch, use Print Layout view.

Applies To: Word 2013, Word 2010



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