Field codes: Template field

The Template field inserts the file name of the document's template, using information from the Summary tab in the Properties dialog box. To view the Properties dialog box, click the File tab, click Info, click Properties (below the document preview on the right side), and then click Advanced Properties.

Security   Because field codes can be visible to anyone reading your document, be sure that the information you place in field codes is not information that you want kept private.


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

{ TEMPLATE [Switches ] }

Note    A field code tells the field what to show. Field results are what’s 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.



Includes the file location, or path, with the file name.


To print information such as "Document: Harbor Development Proposal.doc, based on the RFP document template" on each page of a document, insert the following text and fields in a header or footer:

Document: { FILENAME }, based on the { TEMPLATE } document template"

Applies To: Word 2013, Word 2010

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