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Microsoft KB Archive/168100

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WD97: Fields Inserted in an AutoText Entry Are Updated Automatically

Article ID: 168100

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q168100


SYMPTOMS

When you insert an AutoText entry that contains a field, the field result is automatically updated.

For example, if you insert an AutoText entry that contains a date field, the current system date is inserted rather than the date that the AutoText entry was created.

NOTE: This behavior is different from previous versions of Word.

CAUSE

This behavior is by design. Word automatically updates the results of fields when they are inserted as part of an AutoText entry.

MORE INFORMATION

In earlier versions of Word, when you insert an AutoText entry that contains a field, the result of the field is not updated automatically. To update the field in the AutoText entry of an earlier version of Word, you must force Word to update by selecting the field and pressing F9, by changing views, by printing the file, or by using a macro.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

89953 Fields Update in Page Layout View, Print Preview, Repagination


For more information about creating an AutoText entry, click the Office Assistant, type "How do you create an AutoText entry?," click Search, click to view "Use shortcuts to insert frequently used text and graphics", and then click "Create an AutoText entry to store and reuse text and graphics."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component



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