I am a law enforcement officer using Word 2007 at home to edit/improve documents I developed in Word 2002-2003 and use at work (because they still use Word 2002-2003) . One of the documents I am trying to improve is an affidavit that supports a warrant. In the affidavit I would like to have evidence items listed (in a text field) repeated in the accompanying warrant (using a REF field command). The document I initially developed many years ago in Word 2002-2003 has worked in the past (evidence entered/listed in the affidavit automatically appeared in the warrant) but lately has not been working. I suspect my tweaking it here and there, (trying to improve it or refresh my memory on inserting fields) over the years may have undone some of the field set-up I did in the past. When I I try to test the document at home, to ascertain if it automatically copies over to the warrant page of the document nothing happens (the affidavit & warrant are in the same document & are separated by a new page section break).
At what point, or upon what event, are the fields automatically repeated elsewhere in the document (so that I may ascertain if I've set-up the fields correctly)?
Is it possible the problem/s I am experiencing are due to my use of Word 2007 (in compatibility mode) to work on a Word 2002-2003 document?
What does the text "MERGEFORMAT", that appears after the REF field name, mean in the field properties window?
I've attached a copy of the document file for the Lounge's reference.