Updating fields in word 2016

Posted by / 09-Sep-2016 11:42

These steps work for inserting any field code in Word.

For a list of all field codes with detailed information about each, see List of field codes in Word.

For example, if you have a cross reference to a table and then move the table to another page, you must update the cross reference.

Inserting fields can give you precise control over dynamic text in your document.

In other cases, it is simpler to use the commands and options that are provided in Word to add the information that you want.

For example, you can insert a hyperlink by using the HYPERLINK field, but it is easier to use the Hyperlink command in the Links group on the Insert tab.

Fields are most useful when you need placeholders for data that might change in your document and for creating form letters or labels in mail-merge documents.

In this chapter, you see how fields work and how to insert them, and you find out how to use form fields to create forms.

Many people use fields in Word without even realizing it because so many of Word’s features automatically insert and modify fields.

NOTE: You must be using automated caption numbering, Word’s heading styles (mostly), and automated cross-references (x-refs) for these steps to work.

If you have a document with several sections and automated table/figure captions and x-refs to these, you might wonder how you can update these numbers etc.

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You can create cross-references to items such as headings, footnotes, bookmarks, captions, and numbered paragraphs.