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Is there a DOCX setting that will force Word to update all fields when it opens the document? RRS feed

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  • Hi David,

    Are you looking for ISO/IEC 29500-1:2012(E) section
    17.15.1.90 updateFields (Automatically Recalculate Fields on Open)
    <w:updateFields w:val="true"/>

    If yes, please be aware of the Word implementation notes:

    [MS-OI29500] — v20140721

    2.1.422 Part 1 Section 17.15.1.90, updateFields (Automatically Recalculate Fields on Open)

    a. The standard makes no explicit mention of the roundtripping behavior of the updateFields element.

    Word does not roundtrip the updateFields element in all circumstances.

    Thanks, Vilmos
    • Marked as answer by DavidThi808 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:21 PM
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:45 PM

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  • Hi Dave:

    I have alerted the open specifications team regarding your inquiry. A member of the team will be in touch soon.


    Regards, Obaid Farooqi

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:36 PM
    Owner
  • Hi David,

    I am the engineer who will be working with you on this issue. I am going to research your question and will provide you with an update soon.

    Regards,
    Vilmos Foltenyi - MSFT

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:13 AM
  • Hi David,

    Are you looking for ISO/IEC 29500-1:2012(E) section
    17.15.1.90 updateFields (Automatically Recalculate Fields on Open)
    <w:updateFields w:val="true"/>

    If yes, please be aware of the Word implementation notes:

    [MS-OI29500] — v20140721

    2.1.422 Part 1 Section 17.15.1.90, updateFields (Automatically Recalculate Fields on Open)

    a. The standard makes no explicit mention of the roundtripping behavior of the updateFields element.

    Word does not roundtrip the updateFields element in all circumstances.

    Thanks, Vilmos
    • Marked as answer by DavidThi808 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:21 PM
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:45 PM
  • Hi Vilmos,

    But it shows some message popup while opening a word document. How to avoid this message?

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:26 AM
  • Hello AswiniRam,
    The purpose of this forum is to support the Open Specifications documentation. You can read about the Microsoft Open Specifications program from http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/default.aspx
    The library of Open Specification documents can be accessed from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd208104(PROT.10).aspx

    Your question may be more applicable to the following forum

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=word

    Regards,
    Sreekanth Nadendla
    Microsoft Windows Open specifications

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:20 PM
    Moderator