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    Question Updating fields with F9

    I have a template I'm creating where I'm using date fields, reference fields. My problem is ALL OF A SUDDEN, "f9" will not update my fields but instead turns on document proteciton.
    In any other document I do not have this problem. Only this one ?????????
    What is up? Even marking the option "update fields before printing" and sending it to the printer won't update the fields. ?????

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    Version of Word?
    Any form fields?

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    If you have the document open and go into the keyboard customisations area then you can find the UpdateFields command and try to apply F9 to this command. If it has been hijacked by another command, you should see a warning telling you that.

    In Word 2010 this dialog is found at File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Keyboard shortcuts Customize...

    Make sure you set the context to Save changes in {your document name}

    By the way, an alternative keyboard shortcut to update fields appears to be Alt-Shift-U
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lockton View Post
    By the way, an alternative keyboard shortcut to update fields appears to be Alt-Shift-U
    Andrew,

    This certainly works in Word 2003! Thanks.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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