The FILENAME field does not automatically update when you open a document in Word
Method 1: Update the field manuallyTo update the field manually, select the field that is contained in your Word document, and then press F9.
Method 2: Create a macro to automatically update the fieldMicrosoft 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. However, they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements.
To automatically update the field that is contained in your Word document, create an AutoOpen macro. To do this, follow these steps:
- Start Word and open the document that contains the field that will not update automatically.
- In Microsoft Office Word 2003 or in Word 2002, on the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
In Microsoft Office Word 2007, click the Developer tab, and then click Macros in the Code group.
- In the Macros dialog box, follow these steps:
- In the Macro name box, type AutoOpen.
- Change the Macros in box to your document file name.
- Click Create.
- In the code sheet of the Microsoft Visual Basic editor, you should now see the beginnings of your AutoOpen macro. For example, you should see the following:
Sub AutoOpen()'' AutoOpen Macro' Macro created date by username'End Sub
- Type, or copy and paste, the following macro code into your AutoOpen macro:
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
- Your AutoOpen macro should now look similar to the following example:
Sub AutoOpen()'' AutoOpen Macro' Macro created date by username' 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
- On the File menu, click Save Filename.
- On the File menu, click Close and Return to Microsoft Word.
- In Word 2003 or Word 2002, on the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Security.
In Word 2007, click the Developer tab, and then click Macro Security in the Code group.
- In Word 2003 or Word 2002, on the Security Level tab, change your security level to Medium, and then click OK.
In Word 2007, under Macro Settings, click to select the Enable all macros option.
- Close your document.
- Reopen your Word document.
- Click Enable Macros in the Security Warning dialog box.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 832897 - Last Review: 09/18/2011 11:07:00 - Revision: 6.0
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