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When you change the source of a Link field that is contained in a Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows or a Microsoft Word for Windows 95 document, the MERGEFORMAT switch that was added automatically by the Link field is removed.
NOTE: This problem occurs even if you save the Word 6.0/95 document as a Word document in Microsoft Word 2000 before you update the Link field.
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
To temporarily work around this problem, you can manually add the MERGEFORMAT switch back the Link field. To do this, follow these steps:
In your Word document, press ALT+F9 to turn on the Link field code. You should see a Link field similar to the following: