How to Add Custom Fields in a Microsoft Word Document

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In Brief...

You can add custom fields to Microsoft Word in just three quick steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Put the cursor where you want to insert the field in the document.

  2. Select the Insert tab, and in the Text group, select Quick Parts, and then select Field.
    Select Field

  3. Select the field options, and click OK to insert the field.
    Select Field Options

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.