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  1. #1
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    Client template with Doc property code in header

    I have this client document with this code for a behind the text "Client Study Number: XXX" - DOCPROPERTY CS \* MERGEFORMAT

    When I add the study number to this field, save and either close and re-open or go to Print preview - the study number disappears and the field resets itself to "Client Study Number: XXX"



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    That's because you have to change the property, not the field. You do this via File|Info>Properties>Advanced Properties>Custom.

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    As macropod pointed out, the fields can show the value of a document property but you can't edit the field and have it change the stored value of the document property. If you do happen to edit the field contents in the document, those changes will be lost when the field is refreshed. Instead, you have the go into the document properties and edit the value of the property there and then return to the document and update the fields.

    If you had chosen to use Content Controls instead, you could have edited those to change the actual document property. However, Content Controls convert to the fields if you save the document in doc format.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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