Ms word footer field not updating
If you have toggled the display of the field code string on, updating the field toggles it back to displaying the results.
To update multiple fields at once, select them as part of a contiguous selection range and press F9.
For example, the only field that can be updated automatically (when any change occurs) is the “Date” field!
Why this option is exclusively set to the “Data” field? Word has never had such an option, but has had an option to update links automatically. There are numerous fields a user wouldn't want to update automatically, including ASK & FILLIN fields.
Most fields are not automatically updated each time you open or save the document.
Now that you know about the fields you can insert, let’s look at how you can edit the properties of a field and update its values after insertion.
, so they are never updated even when someone issues an Update Field command on them.
For example, if you use a field to enter the current date on the day the document was created, you would not want that field to update every time you open the document.
Table 16.2 includes a quick summary of these shortcuts.
Field Doesn’t Update Remember, most fields do not update automatically.