Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft Office Word 2003, you insert a Filename field into a header or a footer in a document. Then, you save the document by using the Save As command to give the document a new file name. When you do this, the Filename field in the header or the footer is not updated to show the new file name. Additionally, if you select the option to include the path in the Filename field, the path string in the Filename field is not updated when you save the document in a different folder.
This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3. To fix this problem, install the latest service pack. If you cannot install the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003 for some reason, you can obtain a hotfix that will also fix this problem. However, after you install the hotfix, you have to enable the hotfix. To do this, go to the "More information" section. If you want to work around this problem instead of resolving the problem, go to the "Workaround" section.
How to obtain the service pack
This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 3. To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
You are now finished with this article. The rest of this article is only for customers who decide to install the hotfix or to try the workaround.
How to obtain the hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package that is dated November 10, 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
898777 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 10, 2005
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To implement this hotfix, follow these steps:
Quit Word 2003.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click to select the following registry key: