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WD: SET Fields Within IF Field Evaluate Incorrectly
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When you use an IF field to determine how to set a bookmark, and you use SET fields inside the IF field, the bookmark being set always evaluates as the second SET statement.
For example, these statements
always show the bookmark "pronoun" as "he." This is because Word evaluates fields from the inside out, and from left to right. It evaluates the first SET statement, and the bookmark "pronoun" is set to "she." It then evaluates the next SET field, and the bookmark "pronoun" is reset to "he." When the IF instruction is carried out, both the true bookmark and the false bookmark are "he."
The correct way to use these fields together is to put the IF field inside the SET field, as in the following example:
Article ID: 97791 - Last Review: August 16, 2005 - Revision: 2.2