Update cross references automatically (no f9)

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spasmous2

After years of thinking cross-references were broken in word, I just
learnt that you need to press a button - f9 - to "update the fields".
This makes the numbers point to the right endnotes after shuffling the
document around. Im wondering - is there an option to automatically
update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.
 
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Markus Schöpflin

Am 02.02.2010 07:21, schrieb spasmous2:

[...]
update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.
Switch to print preview and back again. This updates all the fields in the
document, even those in the header and footer which aren't updated when
pressing CTRL-A and then F9.

Markus
 
S

Stefan Blom

To automate the process a bit more, use a macro. See the first example macro
at
http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



Markus Schöpflin said:
Am 02.02.2010 07:21, schrieb spasmous2:

[...]
update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.
Switch to print preview and back again. This updates all the fields in the
document, even those in the header and footer which aren't updated when
pressing CTRL-A and then F9.

Markus
 
M

MrBudgens

And if you want to go over the top then you can repeatedly run that
macro automatically using Application.OnTime.
 
S

Stefan Blom

Or you could make use of auto macros, for example an AutoOpen macro.
 
R

rnair

After years of thinking cross-references were broken in word, I just
learnt that you need to press a button - f9 - to "update the fields".
This makes the numbers point to the right endnotes after shuffling the
document around. Im wondering - is there an option to automatically
update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.
Thanks. It was helpful
 
R

Ranjit

After years of thinking cross-references were broken in word, I just
learnt that you need to press a button - f9 - to "update the fields".
This makes the numbers point to the right endnotes after shuffling the
document around. Im wondering - is there an option to automatically
update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.
Thanks It was helpful
 
R

rlstrommen

To automate the process a bit more, use a macro. See the first example macro
at
http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



Markus Sch�pflin said:
Am 02.02.2010 07:21, schrieb spasmous2:

[...]
update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.
Switch to print preview and back again. This updates all the fields in the
document, even those in the header and footer which aren't updated when
pressing CTRL-A and then F9.

Markus
Thanks. In Mar 2013, this is the only option that works for Word 2010. Print doesn't auto update reference (REF) or page references (PAGEREF) in footnotes. This script does.
 
S

Stefan Blom

For (some) fields to update on print, you must select the "Update fields
before printing" option at File tab | Options | Display.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




To automate the process a bit more, use a macro. See the first example
macro
at
http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



Markus Sch�pflin said:
Am 02.02.2010 07:21, schrieb spasmous2:

[...]

update the fields? I would never have imagined to press f9 or even
realize "the fields" need updating - most formatting stuff is
automagic, especially something this trivial.

Switch to print preview and back again. This updates all the fields in
the
document, even those in the header and footer which aren't updated when
pressing CTRL-A and then F9.

Markus
Thanks. In Mar 2013, this is the only option that works for Word 2010.
Print doesn't auto update reference (REF) or page references (PAGEREF) in
footnotes. This script does.
 

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