How to use VBA to update fields in a Word document

Fields that don’t update automatically pose a problem with many users because they don’t remember to update them manually. When you need this functionality, use this VBA procedure.

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The article How to update a page number reference in a Word document uses fields to update cross-references in a Microsoft Word document. The problem is that the fields in use won’t update automatically, so the user must remember to do so. That’s not ideal because it’s a task that’s easy to forget. In this article, I’ll show you a built-in setting that updates the fields before printing, and then I’ll show you a VBA solution.

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