Word’s fields are a useful function. There are over 90 different field types that Word can use and recognise in a document!
Word’s fields are a useful function. However, you can force Word to ignore what appears for particular fields and overwrite the contents with something else!
For example, if you store the document’s version number in Subject, but another author has overwritten this in the document with a different one, they can do this. No matter how many times you click the Refresh button, the field will continually display the overwritten text.
The Reset Fields function forces all occurrences of the Author, Title, Subject, Filename and Number of Pages fields to display the original fields’ contents and not what they have been overwritten with.
When you unlink a field, the current result is converted to text or a graphic and therefore cannot be updated automatically, and that includes the use of the Refresh button in this toolbox.
Note: Some fields—such as XE (Index Entry) fields and SEQ (Sequence) fields—cannot be unlinked.
This option allows you to unlock any locked fields within your document. Select the fields that you want to unlock and click the Unlock Fields button.
If you want to delete any selected fields, or remove all table of contents or all indexes, then these functions are in the separate Delete Options section.
Delete Selected Fields:
This option allows you to remove any unwanted fields from your document. Select the fields that you want to remove and click the Selected Fields button.
This option allows you to remove any TOCs (tables of contents) from your document. Click the button and they will be removed.
The Field Inspector list will be updated, but in some cases you might need to refresh the document to see the changes. This will delete all TOCs, not just the first one it finds.
This option allows you to remove any indexes from your document. Click the button and they will be removed.
The Field Inspector list will be updated, but in some cases you might need to refresh the document to see the changes.
The Fields embedded in your current document are also included in the Document Inspector‘s output.