Updating fields word

Hi all I have seen a previous post on this but am going to re-post again as my question is slightly different and the advice given to use the Ctrl Alt F9 key does not work.

I want to update the fields in my document as I actively am creating, can this be adapted to do this in the main settings, I can only find a box that all fields to update actively when printing?

For example, when you insert a date or time and set it to be automatically updated, Word inserts a code.

Throughout this book, you’ve been learning about fields in an indirect way.

Throughout this book, you’ve learned about fields in an indirect way.

(If it works in other versions, all the better; I originally had this problem with Word 2007, and nothing seems to have changed since then.) This includes cross-references, page numbers, tables of contents, indexes, headers, etc.

Some years ago, MS did change the update of some fields that previously updated automatically in the body of the document, but not all.

The full range of these switches can be found at the end of this page.are the often-underappreciated placeholders that work behind the scenes in a document.They help perform the magic involved with many of the most powerful features in Word, such as mail merging, indexing, automatic generation of tables of contents, automatic figure numbering, cross-referencing, page numbering, and more.This chapter delves into the technical nitty-gritty details that govern fields and shows you how you can select, insert, modify, and format fields to accomplish a variety of document-creation and formatting tasks.Even if you don’t end up working manually with fields very often, this is not wasted study!If it can be updated by pressing , I want it updated.

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