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Posted on 2012-03-19
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Hi, word 2007,
more often than not a good amount of field codes are shoing in newley opened docs.
Im guessing i have enabled something in error.

I can Ctrl+A  Shift F9 and get back to normal.

but when i open a new doc from template i get all the fiedl names rathe rthan the value's it didnt work that way last week,  

any ideas what i may have changed inadvertently
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by:Fox85
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Try to look into the Normal.dot template or replace it from other working system.
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by:GrahamSkan
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The normal template (Notmal.dotx or Normal.dotm) is found at the 'User templates' location:-

Word Options>Advanced>File Locations...

Open it, add a field (e.g.) Date, and use the Alt+F9 toggle until the Date is displayed. Delete the field and save the template.
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HI, both the above did not work, but whilst comparing anothe rlaptop there is a tick box

Word Options>Advance>Show document content>show field codes instead of content!

never noticed that before so not sure how it got set  derrrr
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by:mhamer
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HI have to accept my own, as thats what fixed it,
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