Replace placeholder text with your own

Placeholder text indicates the places where you need to supply your own information. In this template, the placeholder text appears either as bold text within brackets, such as [Name], or as a blank line amid other text. If you are creating a form that people will fill out on paper, you'll want to leave these blanks for them to write in. Otherwise, you'll want to replace them and the bold text in brackets with your own information.

To do this, click the placeholder text and then type. Your text will replace the placeholder text because that text is contained in a field (field: A set of codes that instructs Microsoft Word to insert text, graphics, page numbers, and other material into a document automatically. For example, the DATE field inserts the current date.) that's designed to be selected in its entirety when you click it. If you see text that looks similar to this.

{MACROBUTTON DoFieldClick [Address]}

it means that Microsoft Word is showing the underlying code of the field. To hide the field codes (field code: Placeholder text that shows where specified information from your data source will appear; the elements in a field that generate a field's result. The field code includes the field characters, field type, and instructions.), press ALT+F9.

Applies to:
Word 2003