Updating all fields in word
So I settled on Microsoft Word’s Bookmarks feature.
The good news here is you don’t have to be a propeller-head to pull this off.
Making them all a field will mean that the assistant will have to retype the same word at least 23 times in a will.
(That’s just making more work for her.) Is there a way to autopopulate a field?
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You need to check three settings in Word Options (accessible via the File tab in Word 2010-2016 or the Office Button in Word 2007): In the Display Options, you’ll need to make sure that the fields will update themselves before you print the document; otherwise, you’ll have to remember to select them all and press F9.
Still in Word Options, but this time in the Advanced Options, make sure to check “Show bookmarks”, set the “Field shading” to Always, then scroll down to turn on “Allow fields containing tracked changes to update before printing”: Now that you’ve checked (and possibly corrected) your settings in Word Options, you can move on to your document.
Since wills are such a perfect example, I’m going to use a form will (severely truncated for illustration purposes, so ).
The first piece of repeating data we’re going to tackle here is the testator’s name: By my count, that’s five places where we need the Testator’s name.
So our first step is to type it into the first place (in the title): (Note: it looks like I typed that in ALL CAPS. I typed it as “John Doe,” but I let the Style called Heading 1 convert it to ALL CAPS for me.Screen Updating = False Set obj Doc = Active Document obj Doc.