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    Word 2003 - update field on print

    Hi,

    I want to make sure that all my users have the setting switched on to make sure that they update field on print (Tools, Options, Print, Update fields). Does anyone know of a way that this can be rolled out to a number of people all at the one time? Is there a registry key or something that holds onto this setting?

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    Alba.

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    Although the setting is technically stored in the registry, it's just one of many values lumped together into a huge binary entry named Settings in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\W ord\Data. As far as I know, the byte-level layout of the entry has never been published. It would be beyond difficult to change that one setting on every computer without messing up the rest of the settings.

    A possible workaround would be to put the following macro into a template, and push out the template to be stored in each user's Word\Startup folder so it loads whenever Word starts:

    Sub AutoExec()
    Options.UpdateFieldsAtPrint = True
    End Sub

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    I had a good search through the registry and the only difference I could find was the Data key, so I feared that this would be the case...though I'm sure that we had this set in a place I worked at a while back - maybe we just had the setting set on the base image..

    I'll give the macro a try and see if it makes a difference - thanks!

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