Field codes often find its way into Word documents (e.g. graph references, citations etc.). When we want to submit the completed document to someone else, often it would be necessary to remove field codes to prevent them from showing up as errors on a PC with a different set-up as yours.

How do I remove all field codes from a Word document?

  1. Select whole document by Ctrl + A
  2. Ctrl + 6
  • Alt + A ? Or do you mean STRG + A? – benjamin May 30 '16 at 8:00
  • Ctrl is the same as Strg . It is not the Alt key. – Traveler Jul 6 '19 at 16:23

You can use CTRL+A to select all, then CTRL+SHIFT+F9 to remove all the field codes

This will replace them with the text they contained.

CTRL+6 didn't work for me, this may be a Word version issue.

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