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    AutoNum (2003)

    I have a pleading template; the sections are numbered using AutoNum field. They worked perfectly until today. Now, all of a sudden, when I print the finished document instead of my AutoNum number I have "###". When I view the document on the monitor, the numbers look just fine. I did remove a section break from the template that was not needed. I made no changes to my print drivers or options.
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    Re: AutoNum (2003)

    I suppose you're not printing Field Codes instead of Field Results... Sometimes restarting Word or Windows will clear up these strange things, but if that doesn't help, the usual suspects for corruption (the document, Normal.dot, the DataSettings key in the registry) should be checked.

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    Re: AutoNum (2003)

    No, I'm not printing the field codes. The interesting thing is, I re-inserted the the AutoNum Field into the Template. The numbers were fine for about 1 day, then they went back to "###". The document looks FINE on screen, it only happens when it prints.??????

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    Re: AutoNum (2003)

    What did you mean by "the Data/Settings key in the registry should be checked... checked for what?

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    Re: AutoNum (2003)

    You actually can't check that key itself, since it's a binary value, hence not easily readable for humans, but many cases of "strange" behavior by Word can be solved by deleting that registry key; Word will automatically create a new clean one. See Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post> for details.

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    Re: AutoNum (2003)

    VERY interesting. I'll give it a try. Thanks

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