Fields will allow you to control other special features in Word. With it you can insert special information into your documents.
There is one field you can use that I think is particularly useful and that is the Advance field. This field is used for positioning the text that follows the field. All text to the end of the paragraph is affected. Say you wanted all your text after the field to be moved up by 8 points.
You may not think this is a big deal, since you can also move text up by using superscript formatting. However, the field can be cumulative, and that makes it much more interesting. For example if you wanted each word in a sentence to move up by 8 points from any words before the field. All you need do is include your field at the beginning of each word in your sentence. Word will format your text so it appears to be stepping upwards.
Below are several switches you can use with the Advance field.
\d Moves text down a specified number of points.
\l Moves text left a specified number of points. (Text to the left is overwritten.)
\r Moves text right a specified number of points.
\u Moves text up a specified number of points.
\x Moves text a specified distance from the left margin of the column or frame.
\y Moves text to the specified vertical position relative to the current line position. The entire line of text that contains the field is moved.