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Lock or unlock a field
Do one of the following:
To lock a
(field: A set of codes that instructs Microsoft Word to insert text, graphics, page numbers, and other material into a document automatically. For example, the DATE field inserts the current date.)
(field results: Text or graphics inserted in a document when Microsoft Word carries out a field's instructions. When you print the document or hide field codes, the field results replace the field codes.)
are not updated, click the field, and then press CTRL+F11.
To unlock a field so that field results can be updated, click the field, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+F11.