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    3 Star Lounger
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    NumPages converts to value (2003 SP3)

    REPOST, expanded. I thought I posted this yesterday, but don't see it on the Word board, so here it comes today. In a Word doc of less than a hundred pages, I insert the NumPages field on the last page in the closing text (Insert>Field>NumPages>Format=none), to show the document page count. Some times it works fine, stays as a field, updates with F9 after a page count change. It looks like this: { NUMPAGES * MERGEFORMAT }. Other times it changes into a number and no longer is a field, with or without printing. There is no Ctrl+Shift+F9, Ctrl+F11, etc. happening. Tools>Options>Print>Printing options>Update fields is checked. I have to re-insert it as a field. What's up?

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: NumPages converts to value (2003 SP3)

    Word doesn't unlink fields spontaneously. Are you sure you don't have code or an add-in that might cause this? Try Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word,197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word<!/post>.

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