WD2000: How to Automatically Update Fields

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SUMMARY

This article provides a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro example that automatically updates all fields--including the fields in the header and footer--in a Word document or template.

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Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. To create a macro that updates all fields in a document or template, use the following steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Visual Basic Editor.
  2. In the Visual Basic Project window, expand the Project (<Document/ Template Name>) folder.
  3. Double-click ThisDocument.
  4. In the Code window, type either of the following macros:

    To run the macro when you open the document, type the following code:
    Sub AutoOpen()
       Dim aStory As Range
       Dim aField As Field
       For Each aStory In ActiveDocument.StoryRanges
          For Each aField In aStory.Fields
             aField.Update
          Next aField
       Next aStory
    End Sub
    						
    To run the macro when you create a new document, type the following code:
    Sub AutoNew()
            Dim aStory As Range
            Dim aField As Field
            For Each aStory In ActiveDocument.StoryRanges
               For Each aField In aStory.Fields
                  aField.Update
               Next aField
            Next aStory
          End Sub
    						
  5. On the File menu, click Save <Document/Template Name>.
  6. Close the Visual Basic Editor.
Each time you open or create a document, the macro runs and updates all fields in the document or template.
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536 OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles

REFERENCES

For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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Article ID: 212703 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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