# Tahir Hassan's Blog

My Technical Notes

## Wednesday, 18 March 2015

### MS Word 2010 - Inserting image with relative path

To insert an image with a relative path, we first use Ctrl+F9 to insert field code brackets. Within the brackets, we want the following code:


INCLUDEPICTURE "..\\Path\\to\\image.png" \d \* MERGEFORMAT


Note that if you are using a back-slash in the path, you will need to double them up, to escape them.

Alternatively, you can use forward slashes instead, which do not need escaping:


INCLUDEPICTURE "../Path/to/image.png" \d \* MERGEFORMAT


In MS Word, fields don't automatically update, therefore you will need to press F9 while caret is inside it.

Alt+F9 toggles field codes in the document.