'Value out of Range' Error When Inserting Variable in Word Footer

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Problem

when adding a variable to a footer, the error message "Microsoft Visual Basic Run-time error '4608': Value out of range" appears.

Solution

This happens when you have more characters before the start of the variable field in the footer than there are characters in the main template. (If there is text in the template, the error doesn't seem to occur.)

To insert the variable field in the footer, create the variable field in the template and then copy/paste it into the footer.