Allen Wyatt With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author.
He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. Comprehensive VBA Guide Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the language used for writing macros in all Office programs.
You can automatically update both fields and links when you print a document, but Word treats the two items differently when you are opening a file.
Word provides a way to always update your links when opening a document.
(These steps happen together, so it appears to be one step to the user.) The first thing that occurs is the selected paragraph is changed.
The second thing that occurs is the change is propagated to all other paragraphs of the same style.
Another situation where Microsoft takes an approach of "Yes, I know what you said you wanted to do, but I'm going to do what you REALLY wanted to do even though it isn't what you asked for". I know precisely what I want to do, I just wish the stupid program would DO IT. I created a list style named Dfn1 which precedes the selected line with "Definition n", n is a integer. Now, if I have text that was previously Dfn1 but put to normal, and then select Dfn1 I find all references to Dfn1 are changed to exclude the "Definition n" text.Stephanie wondered if there is a way in Word to force the updating of all fields and links in a document when either opening or saving (closing) the file.She knows that she can force updates prior to printing, but she was looking, specifically, for the open or close method of updating.Why is Word "helping me out" this way and how do I stop it?Hi Allen: My thinking is that people use styles because a significant portion of their document formatting is covered by styles.