The data entry area doesn’t look editable but it changes into a text entry field when you click on it. You can set Document Properties and custom properties but using them in a worksheet requires a custom VBA function. In Word 2013 and Word 2010 you can see them on the right-side of the Info screen. We’ll explain how document properties can be used beyond the narrow purposes that are usually explained. By Giles Turnbull • 3:15 pm, August 25, 2010. Microsoft Office experts give you tips and help for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Press Alt + F9 to reveal the field code DOCPROPERTY that displays the custom properties. When you click away from the control, other instances of that property should be automatically updated. Office 2019 – all you need to know. Some of these are displayed on the “Info” screen and you can change these properties, as well as create custom properties. The text in that box is editable so type away. You can set and use properties quite easily. How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. The software Classic Menu for Office is designed for the people who are accustomed to the old interface of Microsoft Office 2003, XP (2002) and 2000. The old Document Property dialog will be showd. Inserting Custom Properties is a little more fussy than the inbuilt properties. Click Office Button (on the top-left) > Prepare > Properties. At first, document properties looks like a fixed and rigid feature with limited use. If you have phrases or words you use often throughout your document that may change between the first and final drafts, setting up some custom properties you can insert into your document can be useful. Click the “Custom” tab. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint and doubtless many other names are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. If the property you want is not in the list, type a name for the custom property in the “Name” edit box above the list. Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us Click the Advanced Properties (on the top-left of the panel). Thank you very much. Click “Add”. You won’t see the added custom property on the “Info” backstage screen, but you can insert it into your document using a field. We will discuss how to do this in a future article. Select the type of data for the custom property (Text, Date, Number, Yes or No) and enter a value for the property in the “Value” edit box. Bookmarks can be confusing to find and change. These ‘advanced’ properties are just more inbuilt labels that aren’t on the main panes or dialog boxes. Choose from the list of Properties shown which includes any custom properties. You'll get a welcome message in a few moments. Fully up-to-date with coverage of the