Updating field codes word
You will then have no more fields in your document.If you decide that you will not need to update a field anymore and you want to convert it to text, you can easily do so.However, first, you should update the field to make sure the value of the field is up-to-date.To do this in Word 2003, right-click on the field and select Update Field from the popup menu.When the insertion pointer is placed inside a field, the text is highlighted with a dark gray background.It’s your clue that the text is a field and not plain text.
If you have a lot of field codes in your Word document that you are not going to be updating, you may want to convert them to plain text.
To do this, you will want to easily find your fields by turning on the field shading.
This post shows you how to turn on and off the field shading in Word 2003, Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013 and Word 2016.
We will also show you the steps to convert fields to plain text, which are the same in all three versions.
The procedure for turning on or off field shading in Word 2007 is essentially the same as in Word 2010 – 2016.