Mergefields don't populate in Word 2007 header

I have a Word 2007 document set up with merge fields in the header and body of the document.
When I run the merge, the fields in the document are populated but the fields in the header are not.

So if I put the same field in the header and the body, I get the following when I run the merge:

Header: { MERGEFIELD "booking__BOOK_ID" }
Body: 61814-CD

Is there a setting in Word that will enable me to populate the mergefields in a header as well as the body?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:

There is no setting for that.

Fields in headers and footers do not update automatically. Only date, pagenum fields etc. You would need a macro to go into the header or footer and update the fields.

Also, look here

This lists a couple of alternatives such as forcing pagination/repagination of the document and switching to print preview.

cheers, teylyn

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