If you want to update the fields when the document is opened, you'll need to use a macro to accomplish the task.
Specifically, you'll need to use either an Auto Open or Auto Close macro, depending on whether you want to update the fields when the document opens or closes.
The following is an example of an Auto Open macro you can use.
Note that the macro makes sure that the options are set to force updating the fields and links when printing occurs, then it updates all the members of the Fields collection in the document.
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are the often-underappreciated placeholders that work behind the scenes in a document.
You can also access many commands by right-clicking or control-clicking on a field.
A cross-reference refers to an item that appears in another location in a document.
Throughout this book, you’ve been learning about fields in an indirect way.
Whenever a feature has been discussed that used a field, you’ve learned to insert that field via a button or dialog box, but you haven’t looked too deeply yet at what’s really going on behind the curtain.
Many people use fields in Word without even realizing it because so many of Word’s features automatically insert and modify fields.
For example, when you insert a date or time and set it to be automatically updated, Word inserts a code.