Word is updating the fields in the document
Summary: Update the table of contents, date, and other fields before printing your Word 2007 documents.If you have added fields to your Microsoft Word 2007 documents such as a table of contents, indices, or references, these may become out-of-date while editing your document.We’ll show you how to insert the month and year using a field code and how to change the format of the month and year using switches.In our example, we’re creating a title page for our monthly TPS Report and want to include the current month and year.Unlike the text you normally compose, dynamic text changes to reflect a number of factors.These dynamic elements are added to a document by using fields.But, with fields, what you write in Word 2013 isn’t carved in stone.
This will automatically update the contents and page numbering of the index.
Updating an index in Microsoft Word can save you a lot of work when making changes to your index, especially if working on documents that are often revised.
To update an index in Word, place the cursor into the index that you want to update and then press the “F9” key on your keyboard.
It’s very easy to insert the current date and/or time into your Word document and have it automatically update every time the file is opened or printed.
To do this, navigate to the Insert tab and then click Date & Time, which can be found within the Text category.
Note that this field won’t update in real time as you type.