Microsoft KB Archive/46344

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Field Not Updating and/or No Result

Article ID: 46344

Article Last Modified on 11/16/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2.0a
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2.0c
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q46344

SUMMARY

Non-DDE fields do not update automatically when their source information changes. Any field entered using the CTRL+F9 key is not evaluated when it is entered. A field entered using the Field option from the Insert menu is initially evaluated when it is entered.

To update a field, do the following:

  1. Select the entire field, including the enclosing brackets.
  2. Press the F9 key.

A field cannot update unless the information it displays is available. Certain fields are not updated until the information they return becomes available. In most cases, these fields update themselves as the appropriate information becomes available.

Examples of fields that do not initially update are Printdate, Lastsavedby, and Revnum.


Additional query words: 6.0 2.0 winword2 word7 winword 7.0 word95 word6 word97

Keywords: KB46344