Updating shortcuts all at once
The more you understand about how fields really work, the better you will be able to troubleshoot problems that may occur, or to tweak an individual field’s options to fit an unusual formatting need.
are the often-underappreciated placeholders that work behind the scenes in a document.
After it has finished, it will present you with an HTM of the changes that were made.
This script only works with single instances of a string - if there are more than one instance, the script will change the first instance.
"c:\temp\shortcut_target.exe" first it will prompt you to type the string you wish to replace, after which, it prompts for the new string.
Should you make changes to a cross-referenced section of the file, you must update the document manually for the associated field to change. Alternatively, select the "Home" tab, click "Select" in the Editing group and choose "Select All" to select the entire document, including all of the cross-reference fields.
You can update all of these fields simultaneously using a keyboard shortcut. Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine.
Instead of selecting the entire document, select individual cross-references or a few paragraphs at a time to make sure you don't include items you want left alone.
When you are creating a lengthy, laborious business file such as a contract or other legal document, using the cross-reference feature in Word can help you, your colleagues and your clients navigate the pages more easily.
As it finds matching shortcuts, it will prompt you to type 'yes' to change the shortcuts.