Updating fields word document
Whenever a feature has been discussed that used a field, you’ve learned to insert that field via a button or dialog box, but you haven’t looked too deeply yet at what’s really going on behind the curtain.
Many people use fields in Word without even realizing it because so many of Word’s features automatically insert and modify fields.I am trying to automatically update certain information (such as names, dates and numbers) across 3 different Word documents by putting the data into a spreadsheet and linking to the respective cells from Word.The spreadsheet has some Macros in it which auto-update parts of the spreadsheet internally.I want to update the fields in my document as I actively am creating, can this be adapted to do this in the main settings, I can only find a box that all fields to update actively when printing? When I use the Ctrl, ALt F9 key to update all fields within a document the field codes appear, (this is also in the headers as well? Then again, I have very little experience with VBA, so I might be completely missing the point and there is a super simple solution I am just not aware of. I think I see the error, which is a silent failure, becuase the document contains links, there is an open dialog waiting for you to say "yes" or "no" to update the links. Update Links At Open 'capture the original value Word Application. Update Links At Open = False 'temporarily disable Set Word Doc = Word Application.
I actually use Str File as the variable name in my program, I just changed the name when I posted it here because I wanted to make it more understandable and forgot to change that line. We can suppress this dialog by disabling the automatic link updates (Function Update(Filepath As String) Dim Word Application As Word. Document Dim update Links As Boolean Set Word Application = Create Object("Word.
i, too, wish there was a way to get fields to update in documents by default, or at least without resorting to macros (which are disabled and difficult).
The "filename" field in particular is my pain point.
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.
Even if you don’t end up working manually with fields very often, this is not wasted study!
Here's my Excel Macro code: 0 Run Update(Path & "\" & Word File) Word File = Dir Loop End Sub Function Update(Filepath As String) Dim Word Doc As Word. Open(Filepath) 'This produces the error Active Document. Update End Function Note that the only files in the folder are the 3 documents and the spreadsheet, and the program does find the files without any problems. When I run it, I just get the "Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action." error over and over again and Excel becomes otherwise completely unresponsive.