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Automatically put signatures on Access/Word merge docoument

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Can anyone tell me how to get a signature to automatically appear on a merged document like other merged fields.
Everying during the merge processing is working fine (single document and/or bulk documents) except for the signature line. At present the only way I can get the signature to appear on the merged document(s) is to put the cursor on the signature line and press the F9 key.
This is OK for a single document but not acceptable if the user has to print several hundred documents (Certificates etc).
I have attached a sample document (which I hope you can open in MS Word)) that has the IncludePicture mail merge signature graphic, however, after opening the document you may have to press the ALT+F9 keys to display the IncludePicture code that has the full path name and the users signature.jpg . This is located down to the bottom of the document with a message as to what to do.    

As I said - the signature appears if I press F9 so the path/signature is valid but won't appear automatically. Do I need to include something else in the IncludePicture mail merge graphic?
If not is there anyway I can get the signature to appear without the user having to manually intervean
Test-Certificate---Copy.docx
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Hi,

Unfortunately it is a normal behaviour.

You could create a single file with all your certificates, updating it then and printing them after that.

Regards
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You can select the whole output document (Ctrl+A) and then press F9. All the contained output records will be updated.
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by:GrahamSkan
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Note that if you are printing directly, there is an option (Options/Display section) to force field updating before printing.
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Thanks to both of you for your prompt response. The CtrlA + F9 does the trick
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