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WD2000: How to Automatically Update Fields

This article was previously published under Q212703
SUMMARY
This article provides a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macroexample that automatically updates all fields--including the fields in theheader and footer--in a Word document or template.
MORE INFORMATION
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 aStoryEnd 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 allfields in the document or template.
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, clickthe 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: 10/11/2006 16:12:53 - Revision: 3.2

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