Re: Can't remove a "ghost" Field Code in MS Word 97/2000

Subject: Re: Can't remove a "ghost" Field Code in MS Word 97/2000
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 08:17:48 -0500

If you choose Tools-->Options and select View Field Codes (or however the
check box is worded), you should not only see the errant field codes but
be able to select and delete them.

If that doesn't work, you can always save the file as RTF, open it with a
text editor, and delete each one by hand... ;-), but I don't recommend
that solution. Creating the files from scratch might be easier. But once
you figure out the RTF code for an auto-number field, you can just Search
for each one. Figuring out whether it's one to remove or not, well, there
you're on your own.

Hope this helps,

On 12/18/2001 7:15 PM, writer -at- cts -dot- com (writer -at- cts -dot- com) wrote:

>When I select and right-click on the line of text with which the ghost is
>associated, I get the context menu with the two field code items. If I try
>to delete, cut, etc., the offending area, the ghost field code acts as tho
>it is in a different layer and remains, shifting to the text that is now
>over it.
>Anyway, anyone know how to get rid of them, other than starting the files
>from scratch? :-)

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