Re: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs

Subject: Re: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "Kat Kuvinka" <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 12:01:55 -0700

Hmm; you didn't say which version of Word, but I don't think that that matters.

I googled "word linked graphics don't update", and think that the answer may be that instead of the usual select all > F9 (update all), there's a different mechanism (at least in Word 2007): Office button > Prepare > Edit links to files.

This might be what you're already doing? But I haven't used the feature myself so it seems as if this would be something different.

Or, perhaps/likely, the problem is that Word is trying to protect us from ourselves, yet again:

* Go to Word options > Advanced and check [I presume that the instructions mean "select", not "verify"] the 'update automatic links' option,
* And, go to Word options > Display, and check the options for 'update fields before printing' and 'update linked data before printing'.

* And this wasn't in the article, but a trick that I use is to click the Print Preview button (if you've added it to the QAT that is, otherwise use the menus for it), and all sorts of things update that otherwise do not.

Here's the URL that provided the above info, as well as some important info about file paths:

And do please tell us if you find the solution!


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