Updating table of contents in word 2018
You can type the switch into the code string manually if you find that easier than going back to the Field dialog box.
If the field you want to lock does not have that switch as part of its syntax, here’s another way: Click in the field and press Ctrl F11.
For example, when you insert a date or time and set it to be automatically updated, Word inserts a code.
Throughout this book, you’ve been learning about fields in an indirect way.
(In this way, they differ from OLE linked objects, which are automatically updated by default.) To update a single field, select it (or click anywhere in it) and press F9, or right-click the field and choose Update Field.
(That switch locks the field against changes.) Check to make sure that it’s actually a field.
When you right-click it, does the Update Field command appear on the shortcut menu?
To manually update a field, right-click it and choose Update Field, or select it and press F9.
If neither of these methods works, check to make sure the field is not locked.
This chapter delves into the technical nitty-gritty details that govern fields and shows you how you can select, insert, modify, and format fields to accomplish a variety of document-creation and formatting tasks.