RE: Need Help with Word

Subject: RE: Need Help with Word
From: "Jonathan Kajeckas" <techwriter -at- jk -dot- shearers -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:20:41 -0700

Since the table of figures is a field, perhaps Tools, Options, Print tab,
Update Fields (clear the checkbox to turn it off). Bear in mind that any
changes you make to the document that affect pagination would not be
reflected in the table of figures unless you manually update the field
(right-click and choose Update Field, or select the whole document using
Ctrl-A and update fields with F9.

Jonathan

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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-75095 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Cekis,
Margaret
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 9:13 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Need Help with Word


Sandra (SANDRA_DEQUESADA -at- udlp -dot- com)asked about the pop-up dialog box that
appears when you have given the print command for a Word document with a
table of contents, or a list of figures or tables:

"..a dialog box displays upon opening the document and before
printing. It... says "Word is updating the table of figures. Select one of
the following options:", and then gives two choices - update page numbers or
update entire table.

"I don't know where this dialog box came from. I can't find anything in Word
Help about it. I do not have "update automatic links at open", "update
links", or update fields" selected on the tabs from Tools > Options. I can't
get rid of it and need help.

"Can anyone tell me, most importantly, how to get rid of this annoyance? I'm
also curious about where it came from and what its purpose is."

______________________________________

Sandy:

Have you recently upgraded to Office 2000? This is a feature Word 2000 that
did not exist in earlier versions.

Actually, I like it because in long documents, I use "Table of Contents
(Continued)" on multiple-page TOCs. Well-known bugs in previous Word
versions would destroy all post-Insert formatting in the TOC if you used
"update links", and required manual page-number revision if you didn't want
to go through all that again when a last-minute revision changed a couple of
page numbers.

The new option that allows you to just update page numbers is a big
improvement, in my estimation. I know it is a pain to click on the "update
page numbers" option for the TOC, the List of Figures, and the List of
Tables if you are using all three, but I'll take it over the previous
alternatives.

I don't know how to turn it on or off, though.

Margaret Cekis
Margaret -at- mediaocean -dot- com
Atlanta GA


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