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Insert AutoText in the footer is grayed out.  I need to have the filename autoinserted.

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In MS Word 2002, I cannot select "Insert AutoText" because it is grayed-out.  I need to insert the filename using this feature because this file will be a template for many other files.

My office is preparing to use this template TODAY!

Dan in WV.
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Insert-Field, Document information...
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by:DaninWV
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Dreamboat provided a different way to put in the filename and path, but I still want to know how to enable the "Insert AutoText" feature right from the Header/Footer toolbar.
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by:Dreamboat
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Sorry.
Is this in a specific document?

You must know that if you have a DIFFERENT template (other than normal.dot), and it sounds like you do, there may BE no autotext entries in that template?

You MAY have to copy the autotext entries from normal.dot to your template.

I'm thinking that may be your problem, but I didn't test saving a template and opening ONLY that template.
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Okay. Tested.
This should still work.
I assume it's only your PC, and I assume that Word troubleshooting will fix it: www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm

Be careful. If you've got autotext entries in your normal.dot, you'll want to copy them over after creating a new one.
And it's my guess that Step 3 of the troubleshooting is all you need to do, but if it doesn't work, you'll have to go for Step 5 too.
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by:Dreamboat
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I guess that worked, GREAT!!

Thanks for the grade!
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by:Dreamboat
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Hi, Dan.
I just saw a feedback you provided.
Feedback is only for providing feedback about experts/askers, and not about the question itself.
I never saw it when you originally posted because when someone writes feedback, no email notification is provided.
Sorry!!
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