Update Document Fields Before Printing

Summary: Update the table of contents, date, and other fields before printing your Word 2007 documents.

If you have added fields to your Microsoft Word 2007 documents such as a table of contents, indices, or references, these may become out-of-date while editing your document.

When you are ready to distribute a hard copy, in order to keep the field values up-to-date you would normally have to go back through your document and update all of the fields. Or, perform this quick configuration tweak and have Word automate this task for you:

1. Access the Microsoft Word 2007 Options menu.

2. When the “Word Options” dialog box appears, click “Display” in the left pane.

3. In the right pane, underneath “Printing Options”, check “Update fields before printing”.

4. Click “OK” to close the dialog box.