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I’m working with a large document that I inherited. It has about 150 section breaks (due to flipping back and forth between portrait for text and landscape for figures). Due to the different orientations, none of these section breaks are set to “same as previous”.

In the header of each is a field that points to a custom document property. When I change the document property, the fields in the headers don’t automatically update.

Is there a way for me to command Word to update this field in in the header in all 150 sections? (I’ll take either automatic or manual methods.)

I don’t want to update each one individually. (Mind numbing!)
I tried “select all” then F9. The “select all” didn’t include the headers.
I don’t want to update all the fields in the entire document. (There are many others that I don’t want to update, and it takes forever anyway.)

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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To update fields in headers only --

Dim pRange as Word.Range
Set pRange = activedocument.StoryRanges(wdPrimaryHeaderStory)
Do
pRange.Fields.Update
set pRange = pRange.NextStoryRange
Loop until pRange is nothing


You will need to be more sophisticated if you have different firstpage or
left/right headers.







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I'm working with a large document that I inherited. It has about 150
section breaks (due to flipping back and forth between portrait for
text and landscape for figures). Due to the different orientations,
none of these section breaks are set to "same as previous".

In the header of each is a field that points to a custom document
property. When I change the document property, the fields in the
headers don't automatically update.

Is there a way for me to command Word to update this field in in the
header in all 150 sections? (I'll take either automatic or manual
methods.)

I don't want to update each one individually. (Mind numbing!)
I tried "select all" then F9. The "select all" didn't include the
headers.
I don't want to update all the fields in the entire document. (There
are many others that I don't want to update, and it takes forever
anyway.)

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.




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You'll find a macro that updates all ranges in the document he

http://groups.google.com/group/micro...ment/browse_fr
m/thread/b5883316c1455f3e/d7ec442a3bfa7b1d%23d7ec442a3bfa7b1d


On 8/22/06 12:04 PM, "Tallbob29" wrote:


I€šm working with a large document that I inherited. It has about 150
section breaks (due to flipping back and forth between portrait for
text and landscape for figures). Due to the different orientations,
none of these section breaks are set to €žsame as previous€°.

In the header of each is a field that points to a custom document
property. When I change the document property, the fields in the
headers don€št automatically update.

Is there a way for me to command Word to update this field in in the
header in all 150 sections? (I€šll take either automatic or manual
methods.)

I don€št want to update each one individually. (Mind numbing!)
I tried €žselect all€° then F9. The €žselect all€° didn€št include the
headers.
I don€št want to update all the fields in the entire document. (There
are many others that I don€št want to update, and it takes forever
anyway.)

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.




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Default Updating fields in section headers

That's a pretty lousy bit of code; and it updates ALL fields not just fields
in the headers, which the OP doesn't want.



"Daiya Mitchell" wrote in message
.. .
You'll find a macro that updates all ranges in the document he

http://groups.google.com/group/micro...ment/browse_fr
m/thread/b5883316c1455f3e/d7ec442a3bfa7b1d%23d7ec442a3bfa7b1d


On 8/22/06 12:04 PM, "Tallbob29" wrote:


I,m working with a large document that I inherited. It has about 150
section breaks (due to flipping back and forth between portrait for
text and landscape for figures). Due to the different orientations,
none of these section breaks are set to "same as previous?.

In the header of each is a field that points to a custom document
property. When I change the document property, the fields in the
headers don,t automatically update.

Is there a way for me to command Word to update this field in in the
header in all 150 sections? (I,ll take either automatic or manual
methods.)

I don,t want to update each one individually. (Mind numbing!)
I tried "select all? then F9. The "select all? didn,t include the
headers.
I don,t want to update all the fields in the entire document. (There
are many others that I don,t want to update, and it takes forever
anyway.)

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.




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Word FAQ: http://www.word.mvps.org/
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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



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Default Updating fields in section headers

Whoops, I missed the part about not updating other fields.


On 8/22/06 3:39 PM, "Jezebel" wrote:

That's a pretty lousy bit of code; and it updates ALL fields not just fields
in the headers, which the OP doesn't want.



"Daiya Mitchell" wrote in message
.. .
You'll find a macro that updates all ranges in the document he

http://groups.google.com/group/micro...ment/browse_fr
m/thread/b5883316c1455f3e/d7ec442a3bfa7b1d%23d7ec442a3bfa7b1d


On 8/22/06 12:04 PM, "Tallbob29" wrote:


I,m working with a large document that I inherited. It has about 150
section breaks (due to flipping back and forth between portrait for
text and landscape for figures). Due to the different orientations,
none of these section breaks are set to "same as previous?.

In the header of each is a field that points to a custom document
property. When I change the document property, the fields in the
headers don,t automatically update.

Is there a way for me to command Word to update this field in in the
header in all 150 sections? (I,ll take either automatic or manual
methods.)

I don,t want to update each one individually. (Mind numbing!)
I tried "select all? then F9. The "select all? didn,t include the
headers.
I don,t want to update all the fields in the entire document. (There
are many others that I don,t want to update, and it takes forever
anyway.)

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.




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