About Fields

Fields are used for data that changes in a document, such as the current date or the total number of pages in a document.

Viewing Fields

Fields consist of a field name and the field content. To switch the field display between the field name or the field content, choose View - Field Names.

To display or hide field highlighting in a document, choose View - Field Shadings. To permanently disable this feature, choose - LibreOffice - Application Colors, and clear the check box in front of Field shadings.

To change the color of field shadings, choose - LibreOffice - Application Colors, locate the Field shadings option, and then select a different color in the Color setting box.

Field Properties

Most field types in a document, including database fields, store and display variable values.

The following field types execute an action when you click the field:

Field Type

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แƒฉแƒแƒœแƒแƒชแƒ•แƒšแƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜แƒก แƒ•แƒ”แƒšแƒ˜

Opens a dialog to insert the object corresponding to the placeholder, except for text placeholders. For text placeholders, click on the placeholder and type over it.

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Moves the mouse pointer to the reference.

Run macro

Runs a macro.

แƒจแƒ”แƒœแƒแƒขแƒแƒœแƒ˜แƒก แƒ•แƒ”แƒšแƒ˜

Opens a dialog to edit the contents of the field.

Updating Fields

To update all of the fields in a document, press F9, or choose Edit - Select All, and then press F9.

To update a field that was inserted from a database, select the field, and then press F9.

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Placeholders are not updated.

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