Word fields not updating
You'll also want to check to see if the problem is with all of your documents.Create a new, blank document and create, within it, several INCLUDEFILE fields that reference other files. If it does, then you have a strong indicator that the problem isn't with Word, but with your other document file.Everything is working fine, except for updating the links in the Word documents.When trying to update a link in Word by right-clicking on it and selecting the "update link" option it brings up the Macro warning dialog for the spreadsheet, asking whether I want to activate Macros or not.
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).
Some types of fields are updated automatically by Word whereas other fields must be updated by the user.
In this article, you will find information about how each kind of Word field works in relation to updating.
It doesn't do this just once but constantly during the 20s or so the update process takes (which seems unusually long to me).
So updating the link works, but only if you're willing to click the "activate Macros" button of a few dozen times.Some of the commonly used fields are PAGE fields that show page numbers and TOC fields that display a table of contents.